ART OF BYZANTIUM

FESTIVALGOERS at Edinburgh are getting a feast i of art such as has been assembled in Europe only twice before in this century. Spread out before them are more than 250 objects covering the whole richness of Byzantine art, from its glowing mosaics to its small ivories, enamels, rich metal work and superb icons (religious images). Rarest dish: a host of icons sent abroad for the first time from great collections in Turkey, Yugoslavia and the U.S.S.R. The total effect is a reminder that for more than a thousand years, from the sack of...

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