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"C5th: A Glimpse into Ancient Art and History" Step back in time to the 5th century, where art and history intertwine

Background imageC5th Collection: Consular diptych of Boethius (ivory relief, 487)

Consular diptych of Boethius (ivory relief, 487)
LRI4671276 Consular diptych of Boethius (ivory relief, 487) by Italian School, (5th century); 24x18 cm; Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia

Background imageC5th Collection: Giant standing Buddha, 5th-6th century (stone)

Giant standing Buddha, 5th-6th century (stone)
EAM156814 Giant standing Buddha, 5th-6th century (stone) by Afghan School; Valley of the Buddhas, Bamyan, Afghanistan; (add.info.: destroyed 2001 by the Taliban regime; ); Afghan, out of copyright

Background imageC5th Collection: Interior of the Duomo di San Gennaro, Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, Naples (moasic)

Interior of the Duomo di San Gennaro, Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, Naples (moasic)
3527055 Interior of the Duomo di San Gennaro, Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, Naples (moasic) by Italian School, (5th century)

Background imageC5th Collection: Hengist and Horsas treaty with Vortigern

Hengist and Horsas treaty with Vortigern
3783261 Hengist and Horsas treaty with Vortigern; (add.info.: Hengist and Horsas treaty with Vortigern, King of the Britons)

Background imageC5th Collection: Royal belt ornament, c.500-700 (jadeite)

Royal belt ornament, c.500-700 (jadeite)
1068472 Royal belt ornament, c.500-700 (jadeite) by Mayan; 13.02x16.8275x4.13 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: Classic period Maya culture); The Nora and John Wise Collection

Background imageC5th Collection: Saint Malo or Saint Maclou (Sant Malou in Breton, also known as Malo d'Aleth)

Saint Malo or Saint Maclou (Sant Malou in Breton, also known as Malo d'Aleth)
PCT4287982 Saint Malo or Saint Maclou (Sant Malou in Breton, also known as Malo d'Aleth) one of the holy founders of Brittany at the bow of his boat - Engraving by Adolphe Gusman

Background imageC5th Collection: The baptism of Clovis I, in Reims by Saint Remi on 25/12/496 (or 499), c. 1490-1510 (oil on panel)

The baptism of Clovis I, in Reims by Saint Remi on 25/12/496 (or 499), c. 1490-1510 (oil on panel)
JLJ4974500 The baptism of Clovis I, in Reims by Saint Remi on 25/12/496 (or 499), c. 1490-1510 (oil on panel) by Master of Saint Giles (fl.1490-1510); National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Attila (395-453) King of the Huns - drawing from 'I misteri del vaticano' by Franco

Portrait of Attila (395-453) King of the Huns - drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco Mistrali 1843
ELD4957752 Portrait of Attila (395-453) King of the Huns - drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco Mistrali 1843; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Meeting of Attila and Pope Saint Leon I the Great (440-461): the barbarian Attila

Meeting of Attila and Pope Saint Leon I the Great (440-461): the barbarian Attila, leader of the people of the Huns
ELD4957749 Meeting of Attila and Pope Saint Leon I the Great (440-461): the barbarian Attila, leader of the people of the Huns

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of King of the Vandals Huneric (died 484) (Vandal king Huneric or Hunneric or Honeric)

Portrait of King of the Vandals Huneric (died 484) (Vandal king Huneric or Hunneric or Honeric)
ELD4957787 Portrait of King of the Vandals Huneric (died 484) (Vandal king Huneric or Hunneric or Honeric) drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco Mistrali 1843; Private Collection;

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Pope Leon I the Great (440-461) (Pope Leo I) drawing from 'I misteri del vaticano' by

Portrait of Pope Leon I the Great (440-461) (Pope Leo I) drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco
ELD4957747 Portrait of Pope Leon I the Great (440-461) (Pope Leo I) drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco Mistrali 1843; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Refugies hunted by the huns of Attila install the foundations of the city of Venice

Refugies hunted by the huns of Attila install the foundations of the city of Venice
ELD4957460 Refugies hunted by the huns of Attila install the foundations of the city of Venice, 5th century (Foundation of Venice by the refugees hunted away by the barbarian of Attila)

Background imageC5th Collection: Religious costumes in Antiquite: from g a d portrait of a Byzantine deacon

Religious costumes in Antiquite: from g a d portrait of a Byzantine deacon, a Christian priest of the first century
ELD4834347 Religious costumes in Antiquite: from g a d portrait of a Byzantine deacon, a Christian priest of the first century, an eveque in the 5th century

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Odoacre (Odovacar), leader of the Herules allies in the Huns and minister of Attila

Portrait of Odoacre (Odovacar), leader of the Herules allies in the Huns and minister of Attila (435-493)
ELD4957907 Portrait of Odoacre (Odovacar), leader of the Herules allies in the Huns and minister of Attila (435-493) (Odoacer or Flavius Odovacer)

Background imageC5th Collection: Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern

Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey
7128907 Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey by Byzantine, (5th century); Yerebatan Palace, Istanbul

Background imageC5th Collection: Lidded tetrapod bowl with paddler and peccaries, c 200-450 AD (ceramic and cinnabar)

Lidded tetrapod bowl with paddler and peccaries, c 200-450 AD (ceramic and cinnabar)
1069828 Lidded tetrapod bowl with paddler and peccaries, c 200-450 AD (ceramic and cinnabar) by Mayan; 30.48 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: Early Classic period)

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Athaulf king of the Visigoths, 1634-35 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Athaulf king of the Visigoths, 1634-35 (oil on canvas)
CUL4930100 Portrait of Athaulf king of the Visigoths, 1634-35 (oil on canvas) by Carducci, Vincenzo (1585-1638); 205x118 cm; Army Museum, Toledo, Spain; (add.info.: By Carducci)

Background imageC5th Collection: Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern

Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey
7128905 Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey by Byzantine, (5th century); Yerebatan Palace, Istanbul

Background imageC5th Collection: Buddha from a stupa, 400-600, (terracotta)

Buddha from a stupa, 400-600, (terracotta)
7130101 Buddha from a stupa, 400-600, (terracotta) by Pakistani School; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Buddha from a stupa, 400-600, Gupta period, terracotta, from pakistan)

Background imageC5th Collection: Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern

Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey
7128904 Medusa head in the Yerebatan Sarnici, the sunken cistern or basilica cistern, Sultanahmet district, Istanbul, Turkey by Byzantine, (5th century); Yerebatan Palace, Istanbul

Background imageC5th Collection: The last fight of the gladiators (litho)

The last fight of the gladiators (litho)
979533 The last fight of the gladiators (litho) by Tennant, C. Dudley (1867-1952) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The last fight of the gladiators)

Background imageC5th Collection: Clovis, first King of the Franks, c. 466~511. 1796 (engraving)

Clovis, first King of the Franks, c. 466~511. 1796 (engraving)
7233753 Clovis, first King of the Franks, c. 466~511. 1796 (engraving) by Austrian School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clovis (c)

Background imageC5th Collection: Clovis I

Clovis I
3783141 Clovis I; (add.info.: Clovis I. The first King of the Franks to unite all the Frankish tribes under one ruler: also the first Catholic King to rule over Gaul (France). 465-511

Background imageC5th Collection: Gregoire de Tours

Gregoire de Tours
3783139 Gregoire de Tours; (add.info.: Saint Gregory of Tours. Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours. c.539-593. Engraving by Dequevauviller, c.1844. Plutarque Francais: Moyen Age, Vol 1)

Background imageC5th Collection: The bag of Rome (Italy), in 410, taken from the city and looted by the Visigoths led by Alaric

The bag of Rome (Italy), in 410, taken from the city and looted by the Visigoths led by Alaric (370-410)
ELD4886729 The bag of Rome (Italy), in 410, taken from the city and looted by the Visigoths led by Alaric (370-410) (Sack of Rome by the Visigoths led by Alaric I in 410)

Background imageC5th Collection: The Byzantine Emperor Zenon (425-491) returned to Constantinople had the usurper Flavius

The Byzantine Emperor Zenon (425-491) returned to Constantinople had the usurper Flavius Basiliscus (Basilisk)
ELD4886530 The Byzantine Emperor Zenon (425-491) returned to Constantinople had the usurper Flavius Basiliscus (Basilisk) locked up with his family, 477 (dead of Basiliscus enclosed in a dry cistern)

Background imageC5th Collection: The young Odoacre (ca. 433-493) receiving the blessing of Severin, Apotre de Norique, ca

The young Odoacre (ca. 433-493) receiving the blessing of Severin, Apotre de Norique, ca
ELD4884017 The young Odoacre (ca. 433-493) receiving the blessing of Severin, Apotre de Norique, ca. 470 (Odoacer meets the monk Severinus of Noricum who learns him that he would one day become)

Background imageC5th Collection: Landing of Hengest and Horsa, figures of Anglo-Saxon legend, which records the two as the Germanic

Landing of Hengest and Horsa, figures of Anglo-Saxon legend, which records the two as the Germanic brothers who led
ELD4882343 Landing of Hengest and Horsa, figures of Anglo-Saxon legend, which records the two as the Germanic brothers who led the Angle, Saxon

Background imageC5th Collection: The death of the king of the huns Attila (395-453) during his sleep on his wedding night with

The death of the king of the huns Attila (395-453) during his sleep on his wedding night with the germaine Ildico
ELD4886563 The death of the king of the huns Attila (395-453) during his sleep on his wedding night with the germaine Ildico, 453 (Death of Attila, ruler of the huns on his wedding night)

Background imageC5th Collection: Barbarian Invasion: ' The king of the huns Attila (406-453) apprehended to sieger the city of

Barbarian Invasion: " The king of the huns Attila (406-453) apprehended to sieger the city of Aquilee in Italy
ELD4886247 Barbarian Invasion: " The king of the huns Attila (406-453) apprehended to sieger the city of Aquilee in Italy watches with his soldiers

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Hypatia of Alexandria (370-415) mathematician and philosopher after a painting by

Portrait of Hypatia of Alexandria (370-415) mathematician and philosopher after a painting by Alfred Seifert (1850-1901)
ELD4866587 Portrait of Hypatia of Alexandria (370-415) mathematician and philosopher after a painting by Alfred Seifert (1850-1901) (Alexandrine Greek Neoplatonist philosopher Hypatia)

Background imageC5th Collection: Barbarian invasions, bag of Rome: ' The king of the Visigoths Alaric I (370-410)

Barbarian invasions, bag of Rome: " The king of the Visigoths Alaric I (370-410)
ELD4849613 Barbarian invasions, bag of Rome: " The king of the Visigoths Alaric I (370-410) receives the representatives of the city of Rome who came to bargain at the time of the capture of

Background imageC5th Collection: The baptism of Clovis (496) by Saint Remi, 1896 (illustration)

The baptism of Clovis (496) by Saint Remi, 1896 (illustration)
7304513 The baptism of Clovis (496) by Saint Remi, 1896 (illustration) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville, Jacques (1858-1931); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Jewelled disc brooch, 400-1066 (garnet, gold, niello, silver, gilded, nielloed)

Jewelled disc brooch, 400-1066 (garnet, gold, niello, silver, gilded, nielloed)
7310015 Jewelled disc brooch, 400-1066 (garnet, gold, niello, silver, gilded, nielloed) by Anglo-Saxon; 4.4 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageC5th Collection: Battle of Tolbiac (conversion of Clovis), 19th century (illustration)

Battle of Tolbiac (conversion of Clovis), 19th century (illustration)
1790247 Battle of Tolbiac (conversion of Clovis), 19th century (illustration) by Scheffer, Ary (1795-1858) (after); (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, born around 480/485, a late Roman scholar, politician

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, born around 480/485, a late Roman scholar, politician
7277953 Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, born around 480/485, a late Roman scholar, politician by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Galla Placida and her son Valentinian III. Aelia Galla Placidia, 388, 27 November 450

Galla Placida and her son Valentinian III. Aelia Galla Placidia, 388, 27 November 450
7278908 Galla Placida and her son Valentinian III. Aelia Galla Placidia, 388, 27 November 450 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Aelia Galla Placidia was a daughter of the Roman emperor Theodosius I

Aelia Galla Placidia was a daughter of the Roman emperor Theodosius I
7278699 Aelia Galla Placidia was a daughter of the Roman emperor Theodosius I. by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageC5th Collection: Flavius Aetius, c. 390, 22 September 454

Flavius Aetius, c. 390, 22 September 454
7278905 Flavius Aetius, c. 390, 22 September 454 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flavius Aetius, c)

Background imageC5th Collection: Portrait of Queen Clotilde

Portrait of Queen Clotilde
LSE4104722 Portrait of Queen Clotilde by French School, (17th century) (after); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; (add.info.: Portrait of Queen Clotilde); Photo © Leonard de Selva

Background imageC5th Collection: Fleeing Romans under attack by Germans (engraving)

Fleeing Romans under attack by Germans (engraving)
3647144 Fleeing Romans under attack by Germans (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fleeing Romans under attack by Germans)

Background imageC5th Collection: Illustration of Malatesta (1870-1920) in Le Pelerin, 1896-7-26 - Clovis at the Battle of Tolbiac

Illustration of Malatesta (1870-1920) in Le Pelerin, 1896-7-26 - Clovis at the Battle of Tolbiac (496)
ICA4922051 Illustration of Malatesta (1870-1920) in Le Pelerin, 1896-7-26 - Clovis at the Battle of Tolbiac (496) - Religion Faith, Tolbiac, Christian roots of France

Background imageC5th Collection: The coming of the Vandals to Spain

The coming of the Vandals to Spain
6116544 The coming of the Vandals to Spain by Unknown Artist, (19th century); (add.info.: The coming of the Vandals to Spain in the early 5th century)

Background imageC5th Collection: Representation of the city of God (celeste) and the city of men (earthly)

Representation of the city of God (celeste) and the city of men (earthly) Miniature taken from "De civitate
JLJ4648316 Representation of the city of God (celeste) and the city of men (earthly) Miniature taken from " De civitate dei" (The city of God) by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Background imageC5th Collection: Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome

Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome
FIA5370198 Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome (Geiseric the Lame invades Rome). Ils pillent la ville et emporte la Menorah

Background imageC5th Collection: Attila (395-453) chief of the Huns tribe, followed by his barbarian hordes crowded Italy in 452

Attila (395-453) chief of the Huns tribe, followed by his barbarian hordes crowded Italy in 452 Fresco by Eugene
JLJ4676840 Attila (395-453) chief of the Huns tribe, followed by his barbarian hordes crowded Italy in 452 Fresco by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)

Background imageC5th Collection: Representation of Attila (395-453) king of the tribe of the Huns Detail of a fresco by Eugene

Representation of Attila (395-453) king of the tribe of the Huns Detail of a fresco by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)
JLJ4676839 Representation of Attila (395-453) king of the tribe of the Huns Detail of a fresco by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)

Background imageC5th Collection: Diptych with a lion hunting scene (ivory)

Diptych with a lion hunting scene (ivory)
BAL165710 Diptych with a lion hunting scene (ivory) by Byzantine, (5th century); 33x10.5 cm; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia



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"C5th: A Glimpse into Ancient Art and History" Step back in time to the 5th century, where art and history intertwine. Marvel at the grandeur of a Giant standing Buddha, a magnificent stone sculpture that embodies serenity and spirituality. Delve further into the past with the Consular diptych of Boethius, an ivory relief dating back to 487. This intricate masterpiece showcases the artistic prowess of its time, depicting scenes from ancient Roman culture. Transport yourself to Reims on Christmas Day in either 496 or 499 as you witness The baptism of Clovis I by Saint Remi. Painted between 1490-1510, this oil panel captures a pivotal moment in European history when Christianity took root among barbarian tribes. Explore the enigmatic world of Attila, King of the Huns through captivating artwork. Discover his fierce visage portrayed in a drawing from "I misteri del vaticano" by Franco Mistrali (1843). Witness Attila's encounter with Pope Saint Leon I as they negotiate peace amidst turmoil during the invasion of Northern Italy. Uncover lesser-known figures such as Huneric, King of Vandals who died in 484. Through another drawing from "I misteri del vaticano, " gain insight into this intriguing ruler's appearance and influence. Journey alongside refugees fleeing Attila's wrath as they lay down foundations for what would become Venice - an enduring testament to human resilience against adversity. Immerse yourself in religious customs throughout antiquity through an enchanting engraving showcasing Byzantine deacons, priests, bishops, patriarchs, and hermits adorned in their distinctive attire. Meet Odoacre (Odovacar), leader of Herules allies and minister to Attila. Learn about his significant role within Hunnic politics through yet another illustration from "I misteri del vaticano.