Byzantine mosaic of women from the court of Justinian and Theodora, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Dating to the reign of Justinian century CE). Gustav Klimt visited Ravenna in where he had the opportunity to see these lavish Byzantine mosaics
Byzantine Part I: This is an example of a mosaic that would be found in a Byzantine church. Sometimes these mosaics would be called tesserae, which was characterized by the use of precious metals and stones in conjunction with glass.
A mosaic combining Byzantine style with Persian Sassanid motifs in The Hall of King Roger II of Sicily, Norman Palace, Palermo, Italy. At this time, Sicily was a link between Christian & Muslim cultures.