Merowingerzeitlicher Armschmuck aus Metall View larger

Merowingerzeitlicher Armschmuck aus Metall.

EM-02

New

Barbara WÜHRER - Merowingerzeitlicher Armschmuck aus Metall,2000, 202 p., 119 fig.(ISBN: 2-907303-29-5)

Arm jewelry from the Merovingian period is characterized by the passing and the continuance of late Roman forms. The latter tendency includes iron bracelets and bracelets with flaring ends; these two types, however, did not reach their great flowering until the early Middle Ages. Bracelets with flaring ends were particularly popular during the Merovingian period: they constitute almost half of the rings which we have from the time. This form also displays a chronological sequence of development from gold to silver to bronze.

More details

Warning: Last items in stock!

36,02 €

More info

Along with a diversity of forms, seventh-century arm jewelry is characterized by an increasing regionalization which can be demonstrated by the limited geographical distribution of certain forms. With regard to South Germany, various decorative elements allow us to establish differing geographical orientations for certain regions.
The chapter on the dating and distribution of the various forms is followed by investigations on weight, size, and manner of wearing. In these aspects as well, regional and supraregional differences can be ascertained. The chapter on the social standing of women with massive silver bracelets with flaring ends demonstrates that in the sixth century these rings were obviously signs of membership in the nobility.Arm jewelry from the Merovingian period is characterized by the passing and the continuance of late Roman forms. The latter tendency includes iron bracelets and bracelets with flaring ends; these two types, however, did not reach their great flowering until the early Middle Ages. Bracelets with flaring ends were particularly popular during the Merovingian period: they constitute almost half of the rings which we have from the time. This form also displays a chronological sequence of development from gold to silver to bronze.
Along with a diversity of forms, seventh-century arm jewelry is characterized by an increasing regionalization which can be demonstrated by the limited geographical distribution of certain forms. With regard to South Germany, various decorative elements allow us to establish differing geographical orientations for certain regions.
The chapter on the dating and distribution of the various forms is followed by investigations on weight, size, and manner of wearing. In these aspects as well, regional and supraregional differences can be ascertained. The chapter on the social standing of women with massive silver bracelets with flaring ends demonstrates that in the sixth century these rings were obviously signs of membership in the nobility.

Customers who bought this product also bought:

13 other products in the same category: