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Brown, Katharine Reynolds, "Migration Art, A.D. 300–800"

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Brown, Katharine Reynolds, "Migration Art, A.D. 300–800"

Brown, Katharine Reynolds, "Migration Art, A.D. 300–800"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1995 | ISBN: 0870997505 | English | PDF | 56 pages | 6.33 Mb

The Migration period (fourth to eighth century) was marked by the gradual waning of “civilized” Rome s power and the rise of “barbarian” Germanic tribes. The art of the Migration period in Europe is linked to the animal-style art of the Eurasian Steppes. This region, stretching from Mongolia to Hungary, was host to tribes of warrior herdsmen who brandished lavishly ornamented swords, rode horses decked out with elaborate trappings, and wore splendid polychrome jewelry that incorporated animal and bird motifs. These tribespeople followed their herds which provided daily food. When these people moved into Europe, their art was modified by Greco-Roman and Celtic traditions.
Introduction

Gallo-Roman and Provincial Roman Art, Third to Fifth Century

Tribal Movements, First Half of Fifth to Early Sixth Century

Continental Migration Art, Sixth and Seventh Centuries

Great Britain, First to Tenth Century

Scandinavia, Sixth to Eleventh Century

Carolingian Art, Late Seventh to Early Ninth Century

Acknowledgments

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Brown, Katharine Reynolds, "Migration Art, A.D. 300–800"