IX-A. Byzantine Luxury Arts
IX-1 Byzantine Ivory Casket with Labors of Hercules
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
10th-11th century AD
Byzantine box made out of small pieces of ivory with various scenes. Center-right is a scene of Herakles fighting the lion.
Detail: Hercules fighting the Nemean Lion.
Detail: Hercules and shooting the Stymphalian Birds?
IX-2 The Veroli Casket
Veroli casket. Box made of pieces of ivory, probably in Constantinople, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Second half 10th century AD