Late Antiquity

Period in history and the style of art that developed after Severan rule in the Roman Empire. It includes the period when Diocletian shared his power in a Tetrarchy and the subsequent period marked by the conversion of Constantine and the Empire to Christianity. This period overlaps with the Early Christian and Early Byzantine periods.

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Late Antique
Late Antiquity
Antique, Late
Late Empire
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Late Roman
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Refers to the period in history and the style of art that developed after Severan rule in the Roman Empire. It includes the period when Diocletian shared his power in a Tetrarchy and the subsequent period marked by the conversion of Constantine and the Empire to Christianity. This period overlaps with the Early Christian and Early Byzantine periods.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300020666. The J. Paul Getty Trust.