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Byzantine Art at the Walters Art Museum 

The Walters’ collection contains one of the largest assemblages of ancient art in the United States. It also holds one of the leading collections of Byzantine Art in the United States. Henry Walters took an early interest in Byzantine art, buying at a time when there were limited collectors in this field. The strengths of the Walters’ collection include a group of over two thousand decorative tile fragments, the Kaper Koraon Treasure and illuminated manuscripts. The Walters’ Byzantine art is supported by an important collection of Russian and Orthodox icons.



“Rubens Vase” (c. 400)

Belt with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustina (4th century)

Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (10th century)

Kaper Koraon Treasure (6th–7th century)

Ceramic Icons (10th century)

Sarcophagus Fragment with the Good Shepherd (early 4th century)

Imperial Eagle (4th-5th century)

Gilted Icon of the Virgin (12th century)

Icon of the Anastasis (14th century)

St. George and the Dragon (12th century)

Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ (6th-7th century)

Hunnish Horse-Head Fibula 
(Early 5th century)

Circular Pyxis (5th-6th century)

Ivory with Virgin and Child

(7th-8th century)

Baptism and Ascension of Christ

(14th century)

Cupboard Doors (5th-7th century)

Portrait Head

(Possible of Otacilia Severa)


Roman Portrait Head

4th century

Icon of Virgin Mary (12th century)

Pectoral Cross (11th century)

Steelyard Weight (5th century)

Leather Shoes (6th-9th century)

Key (5th-7th century)

Commercial Stamp (6th-8th century)

Evil Eye amulets

(5th-6th century)


Byzantine Manuscripts





Votive Plaques

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