Byzantine Empire magnificence

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  Dolce Gabbana dress and a mosaic representing the Byzantine Empress Saint Irene of Hungary, born Piroska (1088-1134). This mosaic is located in The Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now Istanbul) circa 1118. Source : flickr

Moorish stars

This geometric figure is called an “eight-pointed star” ; it is formed by two overlapping squares. This form is a very famous pattern in the islamic arts. It symbolises the synthese between the circle (symbol of the divin, of the origin and of the perfection) and the square (symbol of the earthly and of the creation).