From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The arts of the Early Medieval period form a major, yet little-known, part of the material from the Middle Ages in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recent research on this fascinating period from approximately A.D. 400 to 800 reveals a more comprehensive picture of what has been traditionally referred to as the Dark Ages or the Migration period. The Museum's holdings in this area, the subject of a symposium and of new studies by leading European and American specialists, demonstrate the exceptional richness of ...

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Overview

The arts of the Early Medieval period form a major, yet little-known, part of the material from the Middle Ages in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recent research on this fascinating period from approximately A.D. 400 to 800 reveals a more comprehensive picture of what has been traditionally referred to as the Dark Ages or the Migration period. The Museum's holdings in this area, the subject of a symposium and of new studies by leading European and American specialists, demonstrate the exceptional richness of material bridging Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The twenty-six essays in this volume provide the first in-depth study of this American repository of arts representing the many cultures and peoples that created early Europe, including the Ostrogoths, the Langobards, the Franks, and the Anglo-Saxons. The products of this great age of "portable art" range from elaborate weapon fittings and ornate buckles to gold brooches and other intricately designed and decorated jewelry. Over six hundred black-and-white photographs and eighteen color plates dramatically testify to the depth, breadth, and beauty of the Museum's Early Medieval collection. Of interest to both scholars and laymen, this publication coincides with the opening of the Museum's new galleries devoted to the arts of Byzantium and the Early Medieval period.

From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art also inaugurates a series of symposium volumes. These volumes will present the results of symposia at which scholars in the relevant fields assess aspects of the Metropolitan's collections. [This book was originally published in 2000 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300199857
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword
Contributors
Editors' Preface
Color Plates
1 Morgan - The Man and the Collector 2
2 Morgan and the Formation of the Early Medieval Collection 8
3 The Golden Age of Merovingian Archaeology 12
4 The Niederbreisig Collection 28
5 From Attila to Charlemagne 42
6 Some Classical Elements in Migration Period Jewelry 50
7 Late Roman and Early Byzantine Jewelry 58
8 The Vermand Treasure 78
9 A Luxury Brooch from the Second Szilagy-Somlyo Treasure? 90
10 Huns and Goths: Jewelry from the Ukraine and Southern Russia 102
11 On the Frontiers of Byzantium 120
12 The Domagnano Treasure 132
13 The Langobardic Finds and the Archaeology of Central Italy 140
14 Some "Langobardic" Earrings 164
15 The Vrap Treasure 170
16 Some Avar and Balkan Connections of the Vrap Treasure 180
17 Visigothic Jewelry of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries 188
18 Artistry in the West 204
19 Garnet Jewelry of the Fifth and Sixth Centuries 214
20 Early Merovingian Women's Brooches 226
21 Aspects of Late Merovingian Costume in the Morgan Collection 242
22 The Frankish Glass Vessels 268
23 Eclectic Art of the Early Anglo-Saxon Jewelry 282
24 The Silver-Inlaid Iron Belt Fittings in the Morgan Collection 292
25 Some Scandinavian Art Styles 308
26 The "Earlier" Lindau Book Cover: An Integrated Analysis 322
Materials and Techniques in the Early Medieval Collection: A Checklist of the Illustrated Objects 337
Bibliography 360
Index 391
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