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*Roped Water Pot on Stand

Igbo Culture, Medieval African

Complex item the neck and bottom were cast separately. The ropes were also casted separately.


*Head of a Queen, Life, Nigeria

Medieval African
Yoruba Culture
Calm in the face of leadership. Hair is elaborate and ornamentation shows how wathy the person is


*Great Mosque, early 20th century rebuilding in the style of the 12th or 13th century original structure, medieval and modern african.

(Malian Kingdom, Islamic)


*Bet Giorgis (the church of st. George)

(Medieval African, Zagwe Kingdom)
The rock has been hallowed out to serve a christian population.


Early Middle Ages

Migration Erra

Wide scale of groups from modern Sweden and Denmarfesk


Ships during the migration period

Used for vogages (Obvi) Used to transport armies and product. Used to transfer dead heroes and the "goods" that they need in the afterlife.


*Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

-Migration Period (Sutton Hoo)
-Discovered in southern UK in 1939
-Burial of a great warrior in his ship
-Items tell of his conquering with all of the materials that he would need in his afterlife (armor, gold coins, shields) These items shows that they were trading with other nations


*Helmet, Sutton Hoo Burial

Migration Period, (100 objects) Sutton Hoo
A cerimonial Object. is not for use more for honoring


During the Migration Period people were trading with each other

Offa mimic the coins of Constantin the 6th


*Gold Dinar, minted under Offa inscription reads "There is no God nut Allah alone, Offa Rex" King Offa

Mixed of cultures into political way (through coin)
People from other places uses his coins (projecting his power outward as well as in his city)


*Symbol of the Evangelist Matthew, Gospel Book of Durrow, Iona

-Early Medieval Europe Europe
-flatness/geometric form
-Seeing the extension of style over time


*Book of the Kells



*Page with Beginning of Gospel of Matthew

Early Western Medieval (Celtic)
The text is abstracted
Matthew is writing the Gospel
Angle is right above Matthew inspiring him to write the gospel. Jesus Christ telling him what to write. The Close book represents the old religion
They don't value perspective and you can tell by the stool as well as the leg. It was purposely done


Evangelist Matthew

Early Western Medieval (Celtic)
-Named in inscription
Shown seated on a stool writing his text
-More classical form to it
-can't set the image in a setting


Symbol of the Evangelist Matthew

Never not to it?


Incarnation page (The books of Kells)

Early Western Medieval (Celtic)

-This page starts the section of the Bible (here the gospel of Matthew) Dealing with Christ's incarnation (becoming human) and Maturity (birth) it features the Chi-Rho o
-Very Detailed


Equestrian Portrait of a Carolingian Emperor

9th century patron unknown, bronze, Carolingian Period


Palatine Chapel Aachen Germany VS *San Vitale Ravenna early Byzantine

Palatine has an apse

San also has an apse -offset entryway Churches are linked to palaces through architecture


Palatine Chapel Aachen Germany


Connecting church and sate. Connected in one complex. Audience hall where people gathered

Compared to *San Vitale Ravenna early Byzantine They were looking to the past to create the Palatine Chapel

*Throne at West (looks into Apse) You can see what was going on in the city from the Apse


Torhalle, Lorsch

Charlemagne, Carolingian

Two small staricases from with side that takes people up
A place for him to stay, a place to look over his people

Uses classical order corinthian


Page with Matthew the Evangelist

Carolingian Ebbo Gospels
Intensity of lines is also parallel to the background (a lot of energy) Different compared to the other Matthew images
Letter forms are easier to read compared to earlier Gospels


St. Gall Monastery Plan

Carolingian. At the heart of the monastery is sheltered from the outside world.
The top half has more holy stuff while the bottom has more of the original stuff


christ Blessing Otto II and Theophano

Otto surrounded by personifications of the Provinces

The way that they image themselves They look back to CHristian past and Constantine neighbors

They give themselves over to constantine culture
The son of the Otto the empire is married to the Constantine empire

Hands on either side blessing Otto and Visantine princes. He is bigger in statue to show importance that he is more powerful


Abbey Chrusch of St Michael

Ottonian Empire

The interior windows are like the early Christian churches


Bronze Doors with OT and NT scences

Ottonian Abbot Bernward

The scene is going down and then upwards and then original and solution next to it

Adam and Eve teaching