This ClipArt gallery offers 14 images of ornaments and decorations that were used and common in the Byzantine Empire.

Byzantine cross.

Anthemion

Byzantine cross.

Byzantine cross.

Anthemion

Byzantine cross.

Carved vine border at St. Vitale.

Border

Carved vine border at St. Vitale.

Acanthus leaf band.

Byzantine Band

Acanthus leaf band.

Byzantine fabric.

Byzantine Fabric

Byzantine fabric.

The byzantine capital is found in the St. Sophia in Turkey. This design is called a Trapeziform, a byzantine design that has a cylindrical shaft continued to the square abacus.

Byzantine Capital

The byzantine capital is found in the St. Sophia in Turkey. This design is called a Trapeziform, a byzantine…

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Byzantine Capitals

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions…

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial ottoman capital Constantinople in Turkey.

Byzantine Circular Panel

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial…

A cross with an effigy of Christ affixed to it.

Crucifix

A cross with an effigy of Christ affixed to it.

Carved frieze from St. John Studios.

Frieze from St. John Studios

Carved frieze from St. John Studios.

Carved frieze from St. Sergius.

Frieze from St. Sergius

Carved frieze from St. Sergius.

Pattern from Hagia Sophia.

Ornament

Pattern from Hagia Sophia.

Cavred rinceau from the Bishop's Palace at Ferentino.

Rinceau

Cavred rinceau from the Bishop's Palace at Ferentino.

Syrian Christian ornament from Tourmanin.

Syrian Carving

Syrian Christian ornament from Tourmanin.