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A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; With Fifteen Plates and Eighty-Four (Paperback) Loot Price: R312
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A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; With Fifteen...

A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; With Fifteen Plates and Eighty-Four (Paperback)

Ormonde Maddock Dalton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...the cities of Greece were as famous as the contemporary work of the Persians and the Saracens, from which, except where the subjects are reli-Pl0 u. gioUS, they are not Theodore. easily distinguished. The Norman princes of Sicily encouraged Greek weavers to settle in Palermo; Sicily had already been occupied by the Arabs; and silk textiles of the finest quality were now produced in the island. Byzantine textiles were sent as presents to Western princes, or traded and smuggled into Europe, and a considerable number of examples have fortu Bvzantine gilt bronze plaque: (No. 544.) Of the pottery and glass of the Byzantine Empire remarkably little is known. Work of fine quality must have been produced, and glass is. mentioned in literary records, but the material at present available is not sufficient to enable us to form a good idea of the successive states of the industry. The early Venetian and Arab glass-makers were assuredly not without Greek rivals whose work may be made better known to us by future excavation and research. The Constantine Bowl (No. 916 and figs. 16 and 35) shows us that the Greeks could produce fine pottery in the fourth century, but such work of later date as is known is chiefly confined to a rude incised ware found on sites round the Black Sea. During this great period the rendering of sacred scenes was probably fixed in something like the forms which have since become traditional. Some of these subjects are peculiar to the Greek Church; in others the iconographical treatment alone diverges from that of western mediaeval art. Among these the Annunciation, the Harrowing of Hell, the Pentecost, and the Etimasia or Preparation of the Throne, may be especially mentioned. The third and last phase of Byzantine history is of...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Ormonde Maddock Dalton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-04515-9
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-234-04515-X
Barcode: 9781234045159

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