Late Roman and Byzantine Art at the British Museum
The Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory in the British Museum is responsible for collections that cover a vast expanse of time, from the earliest human tools in Africa and Asia two million years ago to the art and archaeology of Europe from the earliest times to the present day, including the history of Britain under Roman occupation.
Curators in the department are experts on a wide variety of subjects, from areas such as Palaeolithic Archaeology (Old Stone Age) in Europe and around the world, Neolithic (New Stone Age), Bronze Age and Iron Age Archaeology in Europe and Roman Britain. Specialists cover many aspects of Medieval, Renaissance and Modern European culture, including twentieth-century design from North America. It also includes a significant number of works of Roman, Late Antique and Byzantine art, including the Lycurgus Cup, Esquiline Treasure, Hoxne Hoard, Borradaile Triptych, and Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. This can be found the Medieval Europe 1050–1500 (Room 40), Sutton Hoo and Europe (Room 41), Roman Britain (Room 49), and Ethiopia and Coptic Egypt (Room 66) galleries.