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Ars Sacra, 800-1200
     

Ars Sacra, 800-1200

by Peter Lasko
 

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The magnificent bronze doors of Hildesheim Cathedral, the ivory, gold, enameled, and bejeweled book covers made to contain superbly illuminated manuscripts, the startling reliquary caskets made in the shape of the part of the body supposed to be contained within them-these and other sacred objects were contained within church treasuries and cloisters in the early

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The magnificent bronze doors of Hildesheim Cathedral, the ivory, gold, enameled, and bejeweled book covers made to contain superbly illuminated manuscripts, the startling reliquary caskets made in the shape of the part of the body supposed to be contained within them-these and other sacred objects were contained within church treasuries and cloisters in the early Middle Ages in Europe. This beautiful book traces the development of these so-called Minor Arts and the major role they played alongside the other pictorial arts and architectural sculpture of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140560367
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1973
Series:
History of Art Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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