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Alexius I Comnenus

A Mosaic of Alexius I, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire

Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις, Kōnstantinoúpolis; Latin: Nova Roma or...

Constantinople

Constantine the Great summoned the bishops of the Christian Church to Nicaea to address divisions in the Church (mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), ca.

Zoe, Byzantine Empress Consort, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, c.1020  http://www.pinterest.com/lunia57/bizantinebizancjum/

Empress Zoe reigned as Byzantine Empress alongside her sister Theodora from April 19 to June She was also enthroned as the Empress Consort to a series of co-rulers beginning with Romanos III in 1028 until her death in 1050 while married to Constantine IX.

Empress Zoe Porphyrogenita, was the beautiful sister of Empress Theodora Porphyrogenita. Mosaic in Hagia Sophia. Zoe reigned alongside her sister Theodora besides their bad relation full of envy. Porphyrogenita means born in the purple (The Purple Chamber of the Grand Palace of Constantinople)./ Bella hermana de Theodora Porphyrogenita, con quien reinó a pesar de una relación llena de envidias. Porphyrogenita significa nacida en la púrpura. (Habitación Púrpura del Palacio de Constantinopla).

Empress Zoe Porphyrogenita, was the beautiful sister of Empress Theodora…

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort 1118-34, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, century

Byzantine Empire - pearls and gems

Stemma (jewelled crown) Byzantine Empire - pearls and gems

Manuel I Komnenos wearing the modified loros, 12th century.

Manuel I Komnenos CE East Roman (Byzantine) Emperor) & Maria of Antioch Wife)

7th Century. This art displays a wonderful example of a tablion, decorative patches placed on paladementums, on St Demetrios. This particular tablion represents the senatorial class that is displayed across his chest. This mosaic is named St Demetrios with children. It is part of a rare collection of mosaics from the Byzantine period that survived the iconoclast demise.

St George as patron of two children. Mosaic, church of St Demetrios in Thessaloniki - Mosaic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A pre-Iconoclastic depiction of St. Demetrios at the Hagios Demetrios Basilica in Thessaloniki.

Basil II and the government of Empire (976-1025)

Early Century - Basil II in military dress. Miniature of Emperor Basil II in triumphal garb, exemplifying the Imperial Crown handed down by Angels. Psalter of Basil II (Psalter of Venice), BNM, Ms.

Byzantine: Fitted tunic sleeve show under larger white outer tunic called an alb.

Byzantine: Fitted tunic sleeve show under larger white outer tunic called an alb. good depiction of colors, textures, and layers.

via Episcopal Church Memes

sixth-century mosaic of Jesus at Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy

The Empress Theodora (500 – 28 June 548) wife of Justinian I, San Vitale, Ravenna. Theodora wasn't born in purple but Justinian married the woman he loved, she got to be Empress after a life as a prostitute but her low past made her a fighter for women's rights and a good ruler.

The Empress Theodora, San Vitale, Ravenna. Study mosaic design in Ravenna :)

Haghia Sophia Mosaic Detail: The Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachus by jeffergray, via Flickr

Haghia Sophia Mosaic Detail: The Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachus by jeffergray,

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Emperor Constantine IX, a Byzantine mosaic in the interior of Hagia Sophia

Emperor Constantine( He is dresses in an elaborately jeweled garment, the fabric has patterns all over. The out line of contrasting fabric looks like the lorum or pallium.

Mosaïque : Art Bizantin - Impératrice Théodora

A Byzantine Mosaic -- The woman with the crown and halo is Theodora (Justinian's wife).