Chapter 14 Early Medieval Art

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Chapter 14 Early Medieval Art, c. 500 – 1000 CE Early Medieval, c. 500 – 1000 “Dark Ages” 5-9 th c. “Middle Ages” Middle Ages is different from Dark Ages Dark Ages = From fall of Roman Empire to 9 th century. Period in the west following the collapse of the Roman Empire with political chaos. No central authority. Middle Ages = time in between the great Roman / Greek empire and the Renaissance. Interruption in between two great periods Migration Period: c. 400 – 700 CE All the barbarians in the tribes outside the Roman boundaries could move anywhere throughout western Europe because of the collapse of the Roman Empire Barbarians moving west bringing polytheistic, pagan traditions with them However, they are converted into Christians Colliding of both pagan and Christian traditions of art
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Early Medieval / Dark Ages: Purse Cover from Sutton Hoo, first half of 7 th c. Sutton Hoo = burial site Very skilled metal workers (barbarians) Cloisonne- means cell / chamber. Take metal parts and creating little chambers / cells made by metal wires. These are then filled with glass paste and heated and melts and creates glassy filled in areas around the edges. Cheap and easy way to make jewelry without the cost
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