The Art and Culture of Roman and Byzantium (500 B.C)Byzantium is the name given to both the state and the culture of the Eastern Roman Empire in the middle ages. Both the state and the inhabitants always called themselves Roman, as did most of their neighbors. Western Europeans, who had their own Roman Empire called them Orientals or Greeks, and later following the example of the great French scholar DuCange, Byzantines after the former name of the Empire's capital city, Constantinople. Art was so secular and utilitarian and showed an interest in grandeur and scale. The Romans developed the use of mosaic decoration from the Greek example and with wall painting it became an important aspect of patrician domestic decoration, the best surviving examples being from Pompeii and Herculaneum . Wall painting showed an interest in landscape and the illustration of scenes from myth and literature. The decorative arts included fine silver and glassware, such as the Portland Vase, and jewellery of amber, precious gem; and gold. What are Antiques? Antiques are ancient handmade craft that have special value because of its age, especially artistry art, beauty, or period of origin. About the item: Â· Age: 300AD Â· Size: 12.5 ,12,11 and 10cm Height Â· Material : Glass Â· Condition: Excellent with Great patina Â· Original Culture: Roman Â· Weight: 400g Â· Colors: green Â· Appraised value: 4000$ Â· Description: you're bidding on very nice Roman glass vases ,one of them has a curve on its neck the other one of 2 small handles on each side and all of round base,that are rare and extremely beautiful .It was aquired from an antique seller in south lebanon Sources we get our items from: Collectors, Private Collection, Auctions, Antique Stores, and from Antique sellers. Enjoy your bidding with a lot of confidence,we're dealers more than 20 years in Antique Business. Note: This artifact comes without a certificate of Authenticity but it is guaranteed for the stated period, material and size. Return Policy: We try our best to describe our items as they are ,and picture them to show every inch in it ,but in an unpredictable and unlike event ,email us immidiatly and sale amount with out the shipping charges will be occurred iff the item was returned in its original condition accompanied with a letter from a recognized authority such as a museum or reputable auction house disputing its authenticity. Feedback Policy: Feed back will be left for transactions only after you have received the item(s) and you are fully satisfied. Shipping policy: We provide the best service and we ship our good quality items all over the world. the shipping costs are very reasonable and completely depend on items' weight/cubage/destination (the shipping including Handling and Insurance) . Â· Orders will be shipped within 5 days after payment confirmation. Â· Please include your auction number , complete shipping address , telephone number and email address when you send your payment. Â· We combine shipment ,according to the total weight of the won items: For the 1 st half kg : 35$, Every additional 1/2 : 10$ and more relative to each zone .
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