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  • Record Number: 5166
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  • Title: Did Theophano Leave her Mark on the Ottonian Sumptuary Arts?
  • Source: The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium.  Edited by Adelbert Davids.  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  Pages 169 - 193. This text appeared in German in Kaiserin Theophanu: Prinzessin aus der Fremde- des Westreichs Grosse Kaiserin. Edited by G. Wolf. Bohlau, 1991. Pages 263-278.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Painting Byzantium Illumination of Manuscripts Jewelry Metalwork Sources Theophano, Wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Illustrations: Five illustrations. A detail from the marriage charter of Theophano. A similarly decorated page from the Vivian Bible. Two illustrations of ceremonial pieces of jewelry, a maniakon and a loros, that the author identifies as early Ottonian work in a Byzantine style. A detail from the golden book cover of Echternach, showing Theophano as a donor.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521452961
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