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Late Antiquity and Byzantine Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

The objects in the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna span a period of more than three millennia and range from Bronze Age ceramics of Cyprus dating from the 3rd millennium BC to early Medieval finds. Some 2500 objects are on permanent display. Three main areas in particular make this collection one of the best of its kind: the unique and spectacular antique cameos, including the famous Gemma Augustea, the treasure troves dating from the period of the great migrations and the early Middle Ages, such as the golden treasure of Nagyszentmiklós, and the collection of vases with such masterpieces as the Brygos Cup. A diptych leaf with Ariadne and a bust of Eutropios are examples of its works from the Late Antique and Byzantine eras.


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