Late Roman and Byzantine Art at the Louvre Museum

Byzantine Art at the Louvre can primarily be found in the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities and in the Department of Decorative Arts. In addition, there are a large number of early Christian, Coptic and Byzantine works in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities.


The Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities is home to a collection of artworks representing the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman civilizations; it illustrates the art of a vast area encompassing Greece, Italy, and the whole of the Mediterranean basin, and spans the period from Neolithic times (4th millennium BC) to the 6th century AD.

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The Department of Decorative Arts is home to an extremely varied collection comprising jewelry, silverware, enamels, ivories, bronzes, semi-precious stone work, ceramics, glassware, stained glass, furniture, and rugs, and spanning the period from the early Middle Ages to the first half of the 19th century.

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The Department of Egyptian Antiquities presents vestiges from the civilizations that developed in the Nile Valley from the late prehistoric era (c. 4000 BC) to the Christian period (4th century AD).

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Diptych of Consul Areobindus.jpg
Relief of Gaia
Sarcophagus with Christ teaching
Emperor Constans
Empress Fausta
Emperor Leo
Helmeted man
Reliquary case of the True Cross with sliding lid
Reliquary of the True Cross borne by two angels
Reliquary Casket
Medallion with a coin bearing the portra
Pendant of Empress Maria.JPG
Vase from Emesa
Plaque of Saint Simeon
Door of the church south.jpg
St. Menas.jpg
Fragments of a statue of Tetrarch
Funerary stele with eagle
Funerary stele with two orant
Funerary stele
Funerary stele with dolphins
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