Manufacturing and use of jewellery for personal adornment was typical of the German people who attributed a primary role to precious objects to highlight their social status. This habit emerges in a relevant way studing the grave materials of Castel Trosino and Nocera Umbra – two Early Medieval cemeteries – where the ranks of the tombs are clearly evidenced, as well as the difference in the quality of the jewels produced of German and Byzantine tastes which evolved in parallel without damaging each other. Even though the refined manufacture and the precious materials evident in the Byzantine objects would appeal to the Lombard people, it is also true that imitating the “fashion of Constantinople” was accompanied by a clear allusion of the wealth and power of the Byzantine court. It is of little importance that the sophistication of the artifacts in the Byzantine style found in the cemeteries of Castel Trosino and Nocera Umbra were not up to the level of the production of the workshops in Constantinople, what constituted a relevant factor was the call to a clear model belonging to a well-formal stylistic language easily decoded and equipped with its own symbology.
The Shadow of Byzantium in Lombard Jewellery Production / V. De Pasca. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Leeds International Medieval Congress tenutosi a Leeds nel 2015.
|Titolo:||The Shadow of Byzantium in Lombard Jewellery Production|
DE PASCA, VALENTINA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||8-lug-2015|
|Parole Chiave:||Lombard jewellery; Byzantine tastes; Castel Trosino; Nocera Umbra; Eastern Mediterranean; influences|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-ART/01 - Storia dell'Arte Medievale|
Settore L-ANT/08 - Archeologia Cristiana e Medievale
|Enti collegati al convegno:||University of Leeds|
|Citazione:||The Shadow of Byzantium in Lombard Jewellery Production / V. De Pasca. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Leeds International Medieval Congress tenutosi a Leeds nel 2015.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|