Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17123
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Motz , Lotte.
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  • Title: Note on a Bracteate from Trollhättan [The author identifies the object held by a female figure on a bracteate ( ) as a yarn winder. Motz argues that such a tool used in spinning and weaving was also used by women in magical practices to ensure prosperity for the coming year. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Collegium Medievale 9, ( 1996): Pages 153 - 155.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Art History- Decorative Arts Bracteates Magic Textiles- Production Tools Weaving Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 6-May
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Line drawing of the central image from the bracteate from Trollhättan IK 190. Reproduced from Hauck et. al., 1985, pl. 247. Figure Two Yarn winder from the Oseberg boat-grave in Vestfold, Norway.
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 08019282
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