Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5665
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Vikan , Gary.
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  • Title: Art and Marriage in Early Byzantium [The author surveys the material culture of “marriage art” which survives from Byzantium, paying special attention to wedding rings and other jewelry, coins, and marriage belts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Dumbarton Oaks Papers 44, ( 1990): Pages 145 - 163.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Belts Byzantium Coins Jewelry Marriage in Art Metalwork Wedding Rings
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 4- 5- 6- 7
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  • Illustrations: Thirty One Illustrations. Figure One shows a marriage miniature from Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, cod. 5-3, no. 2, fol. ~~125r. Figure Two shows Byzantine marriage crowns. Figure Three shows a ~~betrothal ring. Figure Four shows a marriage ring. Figure Five shows a ~~marriage ring bezel. Figure Six shows a marriage ring. Figure Seven shows a medallion. Figure Eight shows a solidus. Figure Nine shows a solidus. Figure Ten shows a marriage ring. Figure Eleven shows a possible marriage box. Figure Twelve shows a marriage ring. Figure Thirteen shows a marriage ring. Figure Fourteen shows a marriage ring. Figure Fifteen shows a glass weight. Figure Sixteen shows a flat weight. Figure ~~Seventeen shows a marriage ring. Figure Eighteen shows a marriage necklace. Figure Eighteen A shows a detail from the arriage ~~necklace. Figure Nineteen shows a marriage necklace. Figure Twenty shows amuletic marriage tokens. Figure Twenty One shows amuletic token. Figure Twenty Two shows a marriage ring. Figure Twenty Three shows a solidus mounted as a necklace clasp. Figure Twenty Four shows a marriage ring. Figure Twenty Five shows a marriage ring. Figure Twenty Six shows a ~~marriage ring. Figure Twenty Seven shows a solidus. Figure Twenty Eight shows an aureus. Figure Twenty Nine shows a pilgrim flask. Figure Thirty shows an amuletic armband. Figure Thirty One shows a marriage belt.
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  • Author's Affiliation: The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00707546
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