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Superstitious sym- and themes bols do occasionally appear in the form of
benevolent winged beings, or genii, but the primary purpose of the picture is the
glorification of the king himself, either by scenes of ceremonial homage or by
The style was best expressed in a miniaturist manner on tiny perfume flasks (
aryballi), on which the better painters occasionally introduced quite complicated
figurative compositions of battle scenes and, more rarely, of mythological events.
(Right) Diptych of Flavius Anastasius with the consul enthroned and circus
scenes below, 517. In the Cabinet des Medailles, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
35.6 X 25.4 cm. By courtesy of (left) the Louvre, Paris; photograph (right) Hirmer ...
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