FROM ATTILA TO CHARLEMAGNE in The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2000


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From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia, 2000.

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • ISBN: 0870999680
  • Illustrated fold out covers feature a photograph of a "Disk brooch, from the early 7th century from England."
  • Wraps show some show edgewear and shelfwear as well as some light dirt markings. (See Photos).
  • Corners are lightly frayed. (See Photos).
  • Spine has white and black text against a split white and blue background.
  • Spine is also creased in the center. (See Photos).
  • Rear cover along the spine shows exposed glue marks. (See Photos).
  • Binding is strong and secure. 
  • Endpapers and feps have some light ink marks from text and photographs. (See Photos).
  • Illustrations are present and clear.
  • Interior is exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Inside pages have scattered ink marks from photos on previous pages.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ2020.0210

395 pages. 8 x 10.5 inches.

The Early Medieval period (approximately A.D. 400-800) has traditionally been referred to as the Dark Ages or the Migration Period, yet the objects of personal adornment and everyday use from this era - from elaborate weapon fittings and ornate buckles to intricate jewelry - reveal a considerably more complex picture. In this book European and American specialists discuss the holdings of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in this area, presenting the first comprehensive study of this rich repository of arts from the many cultures and peoples forming early Europe, among them the Ostrogoths, Langobards, Franks, and Anglo-Saxons. Of interest to scholars and laypersons alike, the publication of this book coincides with the opening of the Museum's new galleries for the arts of Byzantium and the Early Medieval period. It also inaugurates a series that will present the results of Metropolitan symposia at which scholars assess various aspects of the Museum's collections.

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