Mucha Ornament:  Byzantine Heads

Mucha Ornament: Byzantine Heads

Regular price $22.00 Sale

Mucha regarded Byzantine civilization as the spiritual home of Slavic culture.  As such, he incorporated decorative motifs inspired by many forms of Byzantine art including mosaics, costumes, and accessories.

The beautiful images of Blonde and Brunette embodied in Mucha's pair of decorative panels titled Byzantine Heads (1897), have been transformed into precious glass ornaments. The vegetal background arabesques and highly ornate hair jewels are signature Mucha. Admiration of these highly detailed designs led to a collaboration with another master of Art Nouveau, Parisian jeweler Georges Fouquet, who enlisted Mucha to help design a jewelry collection featured at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

 

2 options:

  • RED:  Alphonse Mucha, Byzantine Heads, Blonde (1897)
  • YELLOW: Alphonse Mucha, Byzantine Heads, Brunette (1897)
  • Dimensions: 3.75" x 2.9" oval
  • Packaged in a navy gift box
  • Museum Glass Art is made in the USA, utilizing a patent-pending dye sublimation process that creates a uniquely formatted light-scattering coating on ultra-clear polished edge float glass. This process crafts a translucent and almost three-dimensional effect, and the resulting panel is highly resistant to fading in all conditions, including direct sunlight. 

Note: Ornament stand not included.