Late Antiquity on Flickr

A great place to find photos of late antique art, especially ivories such as the one below, is Antiquité Tardive on Flickr. The photos are licensed through Creative Commons.

Photo: Antiquité Tardive.

This is a detail from an ivory diptych in the Musée National du Moyen-Âge (Cluny). It shows the consul Areobindus presiding over the games in Constantinople. Like the inscriptions from the Colosseum that I discussed the other day, the diptych can be dated by consular date. Flavius Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobindus was consul in AD 506.

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