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MIGRATION ART 11/9/09 Objects from Sutton Hoo (ca. 625), Viking ornamentation Anticlassicism (profusion of ornamental complexity through interlaced animal and geometric forms. Little attention to the human figure and absence of pictorial narrative) Insular manuscript illumination: the written word is considered magic (Christ=Word) and decorated in the most intricate ways that compromise the word’s legibility, but emphasize its divine power (carpet pages and decorated initials in Book of Durrow and Lindisfarne Gospels) The book becomes a sacred shrine and receives a precious cover (silver, gold, gems)
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Shoulder clasp, Sutton Hoo, England, ca. 625
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Shoulder clasp (detail), Sutton Hoo, England, ca. 625
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Wooden portal of the stave church at Urnes, Norway, ca. 1050-70
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ART HIST 105 taught by Professor Kenfeild-weingert during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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