Byzantine design. Good inspiration.

image for paper bag batik. could also make b/w line drawings & use for cyanotypes. Owen Jones - plate of Byzantine design from The Grammar of Ornament the kind of ornamental deco I would expect in the Red Keep

By 1025, the Byzantine Empire stretched across modern-day Turkey, Greece and the Balkans.<br />

History of the Byzantine Empire (Byzantium)

John II Komnenos and Irene of Hungary. Art by Antoine Helbert.

Click the image to open in full size. Appears to be based on the Emperor John II and Empress Irene with the Virgin Mary Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople.

Princess Irina Volodarovna (Ирина Володаровна ) by Arthur Orlenov. http://io.ua/5165137# | 20th century Russian painting | Slavic royal women | Kievan Rus | 11th century medieval noblewoman | Byzantine Empire in Art

"Irina Volodarovna" – a painting by Artur Orlenov, Irina Volodarovna – was a Russian medieval Russian Princess

Byzantine Crowns for Dolce - Can I wear this to the grocery store?

Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013

St. Agnes  Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna.  Fourteen Plates in Color.  Translated from the German, 1946.  Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German,

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