9th. century Greek mosaic, Thessalonika - Credit: unknown
6th. century Italian mosaic, Ravenna - Credit: unknown
The Byzantine Empire (also known as the Eastern Roman Empire) is the name given to the Roman Empire between the 5th Century and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Byzantine Art is the art associated with that empire, as well as the art of countries, such as Bulgaria and Serbia, that had strong links with it.
Generally, the themes of Byzantine Art are either religious or imperial.