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150$$Depictions of the Annunciation in early Christian art - wonderful article at http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2012/03/annunciation-in-early-christian-art.html (5th cent mosaic in Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome - the first depiction of the Dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit)

Art and Death in Medieval Byzantium | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Islamic religious art is decorated with many geometric or plant-like patterns.Objects in the art are decorated so that there are little human forms in them. Islamic art is different from Christian art, because Islamic art is centered around everyday objects.~lfogarty

i'm generally not a big fan of religious art but the byzantine era was always one of my favorites in art history.

Manuscript Illumination with the Evangelist Luke [Byzantine] (2001.633) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3rd C. BCE. A common image in ancient Greece of a shepherd carrying a sheep over his shoulders, continued in roman art. Later co-opted by early christians as a metaphorical image of Christ in mosaics. Marble. Vatican Museum.