Earth and Ocean: The Terrestrial World in Early Byzantine Art (Monographs on the Fine Arts) by Henry Maguire
English | September 1, 1987 | ISBN: 0271004770 | 96 Pages | PDF | 67 MB
One of the most distinctive characteristics of Byzantine art of the later fifth and the sixth centuries AU. is its fondness for imagery drawn from natural history. Wherever the visitor looks in churches of this period, whether it be to the floors, the walls, the furnishing, or the ceilings and the vaults, there may be representations of birds, beasts, sea creatures, and plants.