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From historic Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, ornamental artwork has been a primary a part of the human adventure for generations. whereas positive artwork is limited to galleries and museums, ornamental artwork is the paintings of the on a daily basis, combining good looks with performance in gadgets starting from the prosaic to the fantastical. during this paintings, Albert Jacquemart celebrates the wonder and inventive strength at the back of even the main quotidian item. Readers will stroll clear of this article with a newfound appreciation for the sophisticated artistry of the synthetic international.
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Lamp with the figure of the god Bes, beginning of the 2nd century. 5 cm. British Museum, London. Egyptian Antiquity. 66 41 67 67. Anonymous. Adoration of the Magi, c. 200. Fresco. Capella Greca, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome. Romanesque. 42 68. Anonymous. The Good Shepherd, c. 250. Fresco. Capella Greca, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome. Romanesque. — Antiquity — 68 43 69 69. Anonymous. King Hunting Rams, plate, 5th-6th century. 9 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Persian Antiquity. 44 — Antiquity — 70 70.
54 — Middle Ages — 88 88. Anonymous. Missorium, Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion, 6th century. Silver, diameter: 40 cm. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Byzantine. 55 89 90 56 91 — Middle Ages — 92 89. Anonymous. ), Constantinople, first half of the 6th century. 8 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Byzantine. 90. Anonymous. Throne of Maximilian, 546-554. Ivory. Museo Arcivescovile, Ravenna (Italy). Byzantine. 91. Anonymous. Ariadne, Maenad, Satyr, and Eros, first half of the 6th century.
Anonymous. ), 398-407. Cameo of silver, gold, emerald, and rubies. Musée du Louvre, Paris. High Middle Ages. 86. Anonymous. Patera from Cherchell, Mt Chenoua, 6th century. Silver, partially gilded, diameter: 16 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Byzantine. 87. Anonymous. Belt buckle, Visigothic Kingdom, 6th century. 3 cm. Musée de Cluny, Paris. High Middle Ages. 54 — Middle Ages — 88 88. Anonymous. Missorium, Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion, 6th century. Silver, diameter: 40 cm. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.