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Glitter in the Dragon’s Lair: Irish and Anglo-Saxon Metalwork from Pre-Viking Wales, c.400–850

Mark Redknap

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Irish and Anglo-Saxon metalwork in Wales during the pre-Viking period from 400 to 850. The findings indicate that the conscious creation or adaptation of distinctive glitter in ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Connection: Irish Metalwork, ad 400–800

Raghnall Ó Floinn

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter evaluates that evidence for the connection between Anglo-Saxon England and Ireland can be inferred from discovered Irish metalwork dated around 400 to 800 AD. It discusses the factors ... More


Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic Interaction in Scotland

Ewan Campbell

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the interaction between Anglo-Saxons and Gaels in Scotland and considers how a post-colonialist perspective can contribute to a discussion about interaction between peoples from ... More


Crafts and industry

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter is concerned with the different modes of manufacturing in the pre-modern Islamic world, and particularly focuses upon those crafts and industries that have left the clearest imprint in ... More


Material Culture: From Arts to Coins

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the material culture of the twelfth century and assesses evidence for change as a result of the civil war. The period’s pottery shows a myriad of regionally distinctive patterns ... More


Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Marian H. Feldman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores how communities formed around artworks in the Iron Age Levant (c. 1200-600 BCE). It argues that portable luxury arts forged collective memories and community identities through the ... More


Introduction

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the corpus of objects that form the core of the book. Because the large majority of works has been excavated at sites outside the Levant, scholarship has concentrated on ... More


Mining, Metals, and Armor

Peter Acton

in Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335930
eISBN:
9780190208981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335930.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes metals based manufacturing in its various forms: mining, ore processing, general metalwork, jewelry and ornaments, coinage, bronze armor, shields, and knives. It considers the ... More


Secular Clerics as Cultural Patrons and Performers

Hugh M. Thomas

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198702566
eISBN:
9780191772269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702566.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Secular clerics played a profoundly important but neglected role in the cultural developments of the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. Because of their performance of the liturgy, they contributed to the ... More


In Search of Images

Chelsea Foxwell

in Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Meiji-era exhibitions in greater detail, focusing on the ways in which the late nineteenth-century world’s fairs were a source of demand that would profoundly shape Japanese ... More


Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Caspar Meyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Since their discovery in nineteenth-century Russia, Greco-Scythian artefacts have been interpreted as masterpieces by Greek craftsmen working according to the tastes of the Scythian nomads and ... More


Emotional Attachments: Iron Hands, their Makers, and their Wearers, 1450–1600

John Gagné

in Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802648
eISBN:
9780191840944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802648.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Medieval History

This study of iron hands situates prosthetics at the nexus of several confluent craft fields in the late Middle Ages. In particular, it shows the way that the technology behind these body attachments ... More


Introduction: Discovering Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter considers the two most fundamental assumptions about Greco-Scythian art in current understandings, both inside and outside academia. The first assumption is that the naturalistic genre ... More


Defining the Corpus: Chronology, Technique, Distribution

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter addresses some of the cardinal questions associated with a group of objects, particularly those concerning chronology and geographical distribution: where the objects were found and what ... More


Political Monuments of the Early Spartocid State

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines epigraphic and sculptural monuments from the Cimmerian Bosporus with a view to tracing the formation of a trans-cultural network of elite cooperation. More specifically, it ... More


Looking at Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines how the figured scenes in Greco-Scythian art relayed notions of elite virtue and how the objects guided and gave meaning to real-life activities. It attempts to reconcile ... More


Greco-Scythian Art in Practice

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the evidence of Greco-Scythian art in practice by focusing on tombside feasts from burial mounds on the Bosporus. It suggests that those feasts provided one of the primary sites ... More


Building Ornament

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter scrutinizes the allusive potential of ornament and the two-dimensional paradigm that dominates ornament studies. Surveying the historiography of architecture-as-ornament, the chapter ... More


Occupied Objects

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The human form can impart both scale and spatial logic to the objects it adorns. This phenomenon was put to unexpected and sometimes humorous ends by medieval artisans. Focusing on perception, this ... More


Technologies of Enchantment?: Exploring Celtic Art: 400 BC to AD 100

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199548064
eISBN:
9780191804373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548064.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

While Celtic art includes some of the most famous archaeological artefacts in the British Isles, such as the Battersea shield or the gold torcs from Snettisham, it has often been considered from an ... More


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