The Material and the Ideal: Essays in Medieval Art and Archaeology in Honour of Jean-Michel Spieser

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Reflecting the diverse interests of Jean-Michel Spieser, his colleagues, students and friends contribute papers focused on topics ranging from the changing role of the apse and the layout of late antique basilicas to holy relics said to have been brought from Constantinople. Many of the articles address the nature and impact of specific media - goldsmiths' work, ivory and ceramics - while a group of highly original, broader studies is devoted to such larger issues as ritual display in the tenth century, the ...

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Reflecting the diverse interests of Jean-Michel Spieser, his colleagues, students and friends contribute papers focused on topics ranging from the changing role of the apse and the layout of late antique basilicas to holy relics said to have been brought from Constantinople. Many of the articles address the nature and impact of specific media - goldsmiths' work, ivory and ceramics - while a group of highly original, broader studies is devoted to such larger issues as ritual display in the tenth century, the metaphorical significance of pottery and an interrogation of the supposed influence of Byzantine icons on Western medieval art. Throughout, the achievement of the authors is to move from concrete observations of particular objects to the larger meaning they held for those who commissioned and made use of them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789004162860
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/17/2007
  • Series: Medieval Mediterranean Series , #70
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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Anthony Cutler is the Evan Pugh Professor of Art History at Pennsylvania State University. He has published extensively on Late Antique and Byzantine art, with a special concentration on ivory carving.
Arietta Papaconstantinou is currently Marie Curie Fellow at the Oriental Institute, Oxford University. She is the author of Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (CNRS, 2001) and of various articles on aspects of late antique and early Islamic social history and material culture.

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Table of Contents

The Material and the Ideal: An Introduction   Anthony Cutler     1
Publications   Jean-Michel Spieser     9
Zur Apsis als Bildort   Beat Brenk     15
Divine or Human? Some Remarks on the Design and Layout of Late Antique Basilicas   Arietta Papaconstantinou     31
Urban and Rural Funerary Practices in Early Medieval Illyricum. Some General Considerations   Etleva Nallbani     47
L'orfevre et l'architecte: autour d'un groupe d'edifices constantinopolitains du VIe siecle   Brigitte Pitarakis     63
[characters not reproducible]: Display in Court Ceremonial (De Cerimoniis II, 15)   Jeffrey Featherstone     75
A Recently Discovered Ivory of St. Ignatios and the Lions   Anthony Cutler   Nancy Patterson Sevcenko     113
Le nouvel ordre du monde ou l'image du cosmos a Lesnovo   Ivana Jevtic     129
The Sacred Vessel and the Measure of a Man   Sharon E.J. Gerstel     149
On the Personal Life of Objects in Medieval Byzantium   Maria Parani     157
Des potiers de Nicee aux faienciers d'Iznik: tradition maintenue ou fausse continuite?   Veronique Francois     177
Un tetraevangile provincial d'origine syro-palestinienne: Florence, Bibliotheque Laurentienne Conv. Soppr. gr. 160   Elisabeth Yota     189
Une pretendue relique de Constantinople: la "Veronique" de Corbie   Jannic Durand     205
A propos des influences byzantines sur l'art du Moyen Age occidental   Jean Wirth     219
Index     233
Illustrations     241
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