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The influence of the Byzantine art stood out to me a lot more than Classical period influence did. It is clear to see that art focused on religion during the medieval times. I think a lot of the inspiration for such pieces came from the influence of the Byzantine artworks, especially in the way that we don’t see the creation of graven images but we do see images centered around Christ. I think the early medieval period took a lot of inspiration from the Byzantine and Classical period and turned it into their own unique interpretations, such as the Book of Kells.