Byzantium and The West: Jewelry in the First Millennium

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This was the first time that the Roman Empire was gradually replaced by barbarian invaders, who spread through Europe and created new styles of jewellery; it was also when the capital shifted eastward to the newly founded city of Constantinople. Among the themes treated are the transition from Late Roman types to Byzantine ones, including the design of new shapes; an interest in exotic stones and changes in fashion; the function of rings (marriage, personal monograms, official status and religious iconography); and the ...

Byzantium and The West: Jewelry in the First Millennium 2012, Les Enluminures, Limited, Chicago

ISBN-13: 9780983854647

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