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5 cm. British Museum, London. Roman Antiquity. 66. Anonymous. Lamp with the figure of the god Bes, beginning of the 2nd century. 5 cm. British Museum, London. Egyptian Antiquity. 66 41 67 67. Anonymous. Adoration of the Magi, c. 200. Fresco. Capella Greca, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome. Romanesque. 42 68. Anonymous. The Good Shepherd, c. 250. Fresco. Capella Greca, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome. Romanesque. — Antiquity — 68 43 69 69. Anonymous. King Hunting Rams, plate, 5th-6th century. 9 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Egyptian Antiquity. 75. Anonymous. Bracelet, end of the 4th century or beginning of the 5th century. 5 cm. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Byzantine Antiquity. 76 46 76. Anonymous. Jason and Medea, end of the 4th century or beginning of the 5th century. Tapestry in polychrome linen, diameter: 7 cm. Musée de Cluny, Paris. Egyptian Antiquity. — Antiquity — 77 77. Anonymous. Lustre, 5th-7th century. 5 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Byzantine. 47 78 78. Anonymous. Sarcophagus, probably belonging to Archbishop Theodor, end of the 5th century or beginning of the 6th century.

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City. Roman Antiquity. 52 — Middle Ages — 82 83 84 82. Anonymous. The Good Shepherd (detail), 425-450. Mosaic. Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna (Italy). Byzantine. 83. Anonymous. Christ as a Warrior, c. 520. Mosaic. Museo Arcivescovile, Ravenna (Italy). Byzantine. 84. Anonymous. The Parting of Lot and Abraham, c. 432-440. Mosaic. Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. Roman Antiquity. 53 85 86 87 85. Anonymous. ), 398-407. Cameo of silver, gold, emerald, and rubies.

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