Comparison of the Plans of San Vitale in Ravenna to the Palace Chapel in Aix-la-Chapelle.
Abbey Church Pilgrim’s Hostel Cloister Infirmary School BreweryThe Plan of Saint Gall is a famous medievalarchitectural drawing of a monastic compounddating from the early 9th century. It is preservedin the Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, Ms 1092.It is the only surviving major architecturaldrawing from the roughly 700-year periodbetween the fall of the Roman Empire and the13th century
St. Matthew, the Coronation Gospels, St. Matthewthe Ebbo Gospels, c. 816 c. 800
Chi – Rho formed bysuperimposing the first two(capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ)of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ"=Christin such a way to produce themonogram ☧. Although nottechnically a cross, the Chi Rhoinvokes the crucifixion of Jesusas well as symbolizing his statusas the Christ.
Cross Page from theLindisfarne Gospelsc. 700 CE
The Book of LindisfarneVellum sheets arranged so that the spine ridge of the animal runs across the pagehorizontally at the same place, minimizing movement of the page when the skin triesto return to the shape of the animal, causing the paint to flake
Early Medieval ArtSutton Hoo Purse Lid• Geometric interlace designs• Symmetry of forms• Animals and humans interact• Repetition of patterns• Used as a purse cover for a disintegrated purse found in a ship burial in England Purse Cover, Sutton Hoo ship burial, c. 655
“Adam and Eve Reproached by the Lord,” bronze panel from the doors ofBishop Bernward at the cathedral, Hildesheim, West Germany, 1015. Panel58.6 cm ´ 196 cm.