Byzantine Gold, Amethyst and Pearl Earrings, 6th-8th Century AD
Byzantine jewellery was a full continuation of the Roman traditions
which were kept alive at the new capital, Constantinople, as well as
other centers of artistic tradition, such as Antioch. In the Byzantine
Empire jewellery played an important role. It acted as a way to express
one’s status and as a diplomatic tool. In 529 AD Emperor Justinian took
up laws regulating the wearing and usage of jewellery in a new set of
laws, later to be called the Justinian Code. He explicitly writes that
sapphires, emeralds and pearls are reserved for the emperor’s use but
every free man is entitled to wear a gold ring. Pearls were prized in
the previous Hellenistic and Roman periods, but seem even more so in the
Byzantine empire The mosaics of San Vitale at Ravenna, Italy, depict
Justinian and his wife, the empress Theodora, sumptuously bedecked in
pearl encrusted diadems, necklaces and brooches.
A mosaic of the Byzantine empress Theodora wearing an elaborate crown and pieces of jewelry. Her halo, averted gaze, and unusually large eyes are all motifs in Early Byzantine imperial portraiture that are meant to symbolize her rule by divine authority.
Pieced together out of tesserae (glass crystal, rock, gold, etc).
Made in 546 in the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy.
Torquato Tasso and the Two Leonores (1839). Karl Ferdinand Sohn (German, 1805-1867). Oil on canvas. Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.
The work takes up Goethe’s play Torquato Tasso about the eponymous 16th century Italian poet. The two aristocrats, Leonore d’Este and Leonore San Vitale, wistfully watch the poet engrossed in his work. The two Leonores can be considered as examples of the representation of friendship or pairs of girls.
Softly wheezing because @inashibe made this wonderful little thing for me.
I love my friend and I also love my baby Poth child, Vital. He’s lovely.
Yall should go check out Shibe and their art.
Goth belongs to @nekophy
Palette belongs to @angexci
Pastel belongs to @torosiken
Geno belongs to @loverofpiggies
Reaper belongs to @renrink
Ink belongs to @comyet
And finally, Dream belongs to @jokublog
I’m pretty sure there are more Poth kids out there but I literally am only aware of Pastel because of @blogthegreatrouge
Im…gunna put all that extra information about Vital in again…
• His name more or less refers to life-or-death situations.
• Not so much ‘shy’. He just doesn’t talk much.
• As you can see, he’s blind in his right eye. There was something wrong…at birth that caused all these glitches picked up from Geno
• He’s pretty small, only about 4'4". Just a little shorter than my Mad Scientist/Inventor Sans (around 4'6" to 7")
• He’s generally pretty calm and collected.
• Vital has the ability to at least prolong a death but not grant immortality.
• Unlike Palette, he isn’t very artsy with paints or the like. However, Vital does like to take pictures. His hobby is photography.
~And here’s some more added things~
• He enjoys small animals quite a bit
• Vital inherited his blush (kind of) by Ink
• He’s camera shy
• If anyone tries to hurt his family he will try to stand in the way of danger, even if it means getting hurt himself
More detail on his personality and Stats:
Vital is more of a quieter skeleton. He isn’t shy as he just never really sees a point to speak unless he needs to. Usually he’s laid back, even if someone makes him mad. Once he does reach his breaking point he’ll turn and book it. He isn’t going to deal with anyone’s shenanigans if he’s ticked off. Overall he won’t pick fights with anyone. Being as quiet as he is, it’s a little harder to make friends.