Women's hairstyles, coifs, crowns, and jewelry worn during the Byzantine Era.  From Byzantine Fashion coloring book by Tom Tierney

Women's hairstyles, coifs, crowns, and jewelry worn during the Byzantine Era. From Byzantine Fashion coloring book by Tom Tierney

Byzantine Crowns for Dolce

Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013

Click the image to open in full size.    Appears to be based on the Emperor John II and Empress Irene with the Virgin Mary Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople.

Click the image to open in full size. Appears to be based on the Emperor John II and Empress Irene with the Virgin Mary Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople.

Byzantine collar in gold with pearls and sapphire cabachons. Altes Museum, Berlin. The Byzantine “collar” is a piece of jewellery sewn onto a textile or gilded leather base similar in style and decoration to the loros, a long, narrow and embroidered scarf which was wrapped around the torso and dropped over the left hand..

Byzantine collar in gold with pearls and sapphire cabachons. Altes Museum, Berlin. The Byzantine “collar” is a piece of jewellery sewn onto a textile or gilded leather base similar in style and decoration to the loros, a long, narrow and embroidered scarf which was wrapped around the torso and dropped over the left hand..

St. Agnes  Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna.  Fourteen Plates in Color.  Translated from the German, 1946.  Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS   Circa 6th-7th Century B.C.   Each crescentic in form, composed of strips of rectangular wire arranged in various spirals and figure-8 loops, the perimeter with nine ribbed tubes through which passes a plain wire threaded with pearls, a hinged arching ear wire above

A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS Circa 6th-7th Century B.C. Each crescentic in form, composed of strips of rectangular wire arranged in various spirals and figure-8 loops, the perimeter with nine ribbed tubes through which passes a plain wire threaded with pearls, a hinged arching ear wire above

Byzantine Gold and Garnet Cross, c. 10th-11th Century A.D. | Antiques, Antiquities, Byzantine | eBay!

Byzantine Gold and Garnet Cross, c. 10th-11th Century A.D

Byzantine Gold and Garnet Cross, c. 10th-11th Century A.D. | Antiques, Antiquities, Byzantine | eBay!

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