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  • Trends in “Barbarian” Art
    • Reading
    • Stokstad , 422-428.
    • Range
    • 500-1000 CE
    • Anglo-Saxon, Frankish, Visigoth, Norse.
    • Terms/Concepts
    • barbarian, torque, cloisonné, niello, garnet, Merovingian, animal style,
    • Monument List
    • Purse Cover, Sutton Hoo, England, Anglo-Saxon, 7 th century CE.
    • Gold Belt Buckle, Sutton Hoo, Mound 1, Anglo-Saxon, 7 th century CE.
    • Eagle Fibula, Tierra de Barros, Spain, Visigoth, 6 th Century CE.
    • Animal Headpost, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, Norse, 825 CE.
  • The Fall of the Western Empire *By 476, all of Italy was under the control of the Ostrogoths. Byzantine Empire 395 CE Theodosius divides the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western regions. 410 418 402 476
  • Byzantine Empire “ An able Goth wants to be like a Roman; only a poor Roman would want to be like a Goth.” – Theodoric, King of the Visigoths
  • Early Medieval Art in the West
  • Justinian as the Defender of the Faith(Barbarini Ivory), mid-sixth century CE.
  • Dying Gaul, Roman Copy of Hellenistic Original 1 st century CE
  • Dying Gaul, Roman Copy of Hellenistic Original 1 st century CE Torque
  • Snettisham Torque, 1 st century BCE
  • Sutton Hoo Discovered in 1938/39.
  • Burial Mound, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Funerary Ship, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE. “ They laid their dear lord, the giver of rings, deep within the ship by the mast in majesty; many treasures and adornments from far and wide were gathered there. I have never heard of a ship equipped more handsomely with weapons and war-gear, swords and corselets; on hi breast lay countless treasures that were to travel far with him into the waves’ domain.”
  • Helmet Pieces, Mound 1 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, c. 7 th century CE (Replica 1970s)
  • Helmet, Mound 1 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, c. 7 th century CE.
  • Helmet, Mound 1 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, c. 7 th century CE (Replica 1970s)
  • Gold Belt Buckle, Sutton Hoo, Mound 1, 7 th century CE. Detail: Snakes intertwining and biting
  • Gold Belt Buckle, Sutton Hoo, Mound 1, 7 th century CE. “ They came to another island and a wall of stone around it. And when they came near, a great beast leaped up and went racing about the island, and it seemed to Maelduin to be going quicker than the wind. And it went then to the high part of the island, and it did the straightening-of-the-body feat, that is, its head below, its fee above…it turned in its skin, the flesh and the bones going around the skin outside without moving. An at another time the skin outside would turn like a mill, and the flesh and the bones not stirring.” Detail: Snakes intertwining and biting
  • Gold Belt Buckle, Sutton Hoo, Mound 1, 7 th century CE.
  • Hinged Clasp, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Hinged Clasp, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Purse Cover, Sutton Hoo, England, 7 th century CE.
  • Desborough known for its etched mirrors
  • Engraved Mirror, from Desborough, England, 50 BCE-50 CE.
  • Paris
  • Tomb of Queen Arnegunde, excavated from her tomb at St. Denis, Paris, 580-590 CE.
  • Tomb of Queen Arnegunde, excavated from her tomb at St. Denis, Paris, 580-590 CE.
  • Jewelry of Queen Arnegunde, excavated from her tomb at St. Denis, Paris, 580-590 CE.
  • Jewelry of Queen Arnegunde (Reconstruction), excavated from her tomb at St. Denis, Paris, 580-590 CE.
  • Tierra de Barros
  • Eagle Fibula, Tierra de Barros, Spain, Visigothic, 6 th Century CE.
  • Oseberg
  • Mound, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Grave Goods, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Ship, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Ship, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Detail of Carving, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Animal Headpost, Oseberg Ship Burial, Osberg, Norway, 825 CE.
  • Norse Anglo-Saxon
  • DANES (c. 960) NORSE (c. 970-1025) Areas Christianized, 900-1100
  • Critical Thinking Questions
    • How did the Romans represent the so-called “barbarians”? How did these people represent themselves?
    • How did these people interact with the classical world? How did they interact with each other?
    • How did the “barbarians” represent the natural world?
    • How was material significant in the art of this northern tradition?