500s CE
Ariadne Byzantine Empress consort  ca. 500  Bargello Firenze   Photo by Ludwig von Sybel Christliche Antike 1909
Ariadne Byzantine Empress consort ca. 500 Bargello Firenze Photo by Ludwig von Sybel Christliche Antike 1909

Ariadne Byzantine Empress consort of Zeno and Anasthasius  ca 500 Kunsthistorisches Museum inv X 39    Photo by Andreas Praefcke
Ariadne Byzantine Empress consort of Zeno and Anasthasius ca 500 Kunsthistorisches Museum inv X 39 Photo by Andreas Praefcke

Ivory Diptych of Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobundus consul in Constantinople ca. 506 CE Musee National du Moyen Age CL13135
Ivory Diptych of Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobundus consul in Constantinople ca. 506 CE Musee National du Moyen Age CL13135

Princess Juliana Anicia daughter of Emperor Olybrius Vienna Dioscurides Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1 1. Folio 6 verso
Princess Juliana Anicia daughter of Emperor Olybrius Vienna Dioscurides Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1 1. Folio 6 verso

Author Portrait ca. 515  Vienna Dioscurides  Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1  fol. 4 verso
Author Portrait ca. 515 Vienna Dioscurides Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1 fol. 4 verso

Author Portrait ca. 515 Vienna Dioscurides   Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1 fol. 5 verso
Author Portrait ca. 515 Vienna Dioscurides Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. med. gr. 1 fol. 5 verso

Byzantine Empress possibly Theodora or Licinia Eudoxia ca.525 Museo darte Antica del Castello Sforzesco Milano    Photo by Giovanni Dall Orto
Byzantine Empress possibly Theodora or Licinia Eudoxia ca.525 Museo darte Antica del Castello Sforzesco Milano Photo by Giovanni Dall Orto

Justinian I Byzantine Emperor ca. 548 reigned 527-565   Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna
Justinian I Byzantine Emperor ca. 548 reigned 527-565 Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna

Theodora Empress Consort to Justinian I ca. 548   Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna
Theodora Empress Consort to Justinian I ca. 548 Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna

A Lady in Waiting ca. 548       Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna
A Lady in Waiting ca. 548 Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna

Bishop Maximian ca. 548       Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna
Bishop Maximian ca. 548 Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna

Mother of God ca. 550  Unknown Artist  St Catherine Monastery Mt. Sinai Egypt
Mother of God ca. 550 Unknown Artist St Catherine Monastery Mt. Sinai Egypt

Christ Before Pilate  ca 550 Rossano Gospels
Christ Before Pilate ca 550 Rossano Gospels

Christ Treading on Beasts  ca 550  Ravanna Chapel
Christ Treading on Beasts ca 550 Ravanna Chapel

Evangelist Mark ca. 550  Codex purpureus Rossanensis Duomo di Rossano Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita
Evangelist Mark ca. 550 Codex purpureus Rossanensis Duomo di Rossano Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita

Saint Luke ca. 550 St. Augustine Gospels Cambridge Corpus Christi College Lib. MS. 286
Saint Luke ca. 550 St. Augustine Gospels Cambridge Corpus Christi College Lib. MS. 286

Sabouroff Head from Athens or Aegina  Altes Museum Berlin
Sabouroff Head from Athens or Aegina Altes Museum Berlin

Annunciation ca. 565 Santa Maria Antiqua Rome
Annunciation ca. 565 Santa Maria Antiqua Rome



586
Crucifixion ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels  Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana  Firenze        Cod. Plut. I 560
Crucifixion ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana Firenze Cod. Plut. I 560

Ascension ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels  Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana  Firenze        Cod. Plut. I 560  folio 13
Ascension ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana Firenze Cod. Plut. I 560 folio 13

Pentecost ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels  Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana  Firenze  Cod. Plut. I 560 folio 14
Pentecost ca. 586 Rabbula Gospels Biblioteca Mediceo Lauenziana Firenze Cod. Plut. I 560 folio 14