Byzantine Medallions

byzantine medallions

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K

The wealthy Byzantine Empire had a huge influence on personal ornamentation. Characterized by extensive iconography, pendants and medallions were widely produced to denote faith, office or rank. For this project, students use air-dry clay and colorful rhinestones to create their own Byzantine-style medallions. Gilded with gold powder and finished with a gloss coating, they can be used as ornaments or placed outdoors as mini stepping stones.

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