By Michael Norris
This source is a distillation of greater than 1,200 years of medieval artwork within the Museum's assortment from western Europe and Byzantium, and gives ways and techniques for educating paintings of the center a while. one of the contents are an outline of medieval instances and paintings; dialogue of features of medieval lifestyles, together with knighthood, monasticism, pilgrimage, and pleasures and pursuits; info on artists' fabrics and strategies; lesson plans; and a map and bibliography.
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This with the Germans is the equivalent of our toga [a Roman robe]—the ﬁrst public distinction of youth. They cease to rank merely as members of the household and are now members of the state. Conspicuous ancestry or great services rendered by their fathers can win the rank of chief for boys still in their teens… —Tacitus, Germania, excerpts from chapter 13, in Tacitus on Britain and Germany, translated by H. Mattingly (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1948), p. 112 descriptions of images 35 36 descriptions of images 3.
112 descriptions of images 35 36 descriptions of images 3. (modern restoration) Byzantine Marble and glass; Overall 53 3/8 x 33 in. 99) (Location: Main Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Fragment of a ﬂoor mosaic with a personiﬁcation of Ktisis (Foundation), 500–550 The tradition of personifying abstract ideals came from the classical world and continued in many places around the Mediterranean basin. A haunting example is this representation of Ktisis, who personiﬁes the act of giving generously or of founding a building.
10 1/2 in. 7 cm) One of a set of nine plates with scenes from the life of King David (1 Samuel 16–18) Gift of J. 396) (Location: Main Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Fig. 24 Suggested arrangement of the nine David Plates Plate: David and Goliath, 628–30 This plate is an example of the luxurious and technically masterful works that Byzantine artists could produce, and it reﬂects the taste for the classical that Byzantium retained throughout the Middle Ages. It is the largest display plate in a set of nine that is divided between the Metropolitan Museum and the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.