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leafylady:

Rock formations (at Garden of the Gods - Southern Illinois)

worth a re-post, as I’ve been thinking about jewelry inspired by these forms.

leafylady:

Rock formations (at Garden of the Gods - Southern Illinois)

worth a re-post, as I’ve been thinking about jewelry inspired by these forms.

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thegetty:

Byzantium jewelry completely opposes the church’s condemnation of excessive luxury.

But these pieces stand as a testament to the Byzantine affluence, social habits and technical achievements of their cosmopolitan culture.

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections opens today!

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Necklace, 4th century. Marion, Cyprus, Greece.
Bracelet, 9th - 10th century. Constantinople, Turkey. Image courtesy of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.

(via ancientart)