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  • Sharon L. Krossa
    ... -- Sharon L. Krossa, skrossa-ml@MedievalScotland.org
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2004
      Forwarded from the Studes@MedievalScotland mailing list:

      >Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 14:39:43 GMT+00:00
      >At the beginning of December 2003, NMS Enterprises – Publishing brought out :
      >Romanesque and Gothic Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the
      >Museum of Scotland
      >by Virginia Glenn
      >The Book
      >These examples of 12th- to 16th-century metalwork and ivory carvings
      >illustrate Scotland’s history at a key period, when the nation was
      >emerging as a independent entity with links across Europe. Some
      >objects are imported, others show an awareness of foreign fashions,
      >while a further group are uniquely Scottish.
      > Many levels of society are represented – there are exquisite gold
      >brooches, precious spoons and ivory chess pieces, and simple copper
      >alloy vessels and hoards of more mundane silver jewellery,
      >hidden in times of trouble.
      > The diversity of church decoration is clear in the collection of
      >matrices, ranging from outstanding carving on the seal for Brechin
      >Cathedral to childlike crudity for the burgh of Arbroath.
      >- Pieces include some of the Lewis chess pieces, the Whithorn
      >crozier, gold and silver jewellery and twenty Scottish seal matrices
      >- For the first time this important collection is made available for
      >study, comparison and research.
      >- Includes concise catalogue entries with photographs, measurements,
      >descriptions and technical analysis.
      >- Pieces are placed into their historical and social context.
      >The author
      >Virginia Glenn is a Research Associate of the National Museums of
      >Scotland, having been Deputy Keeper of History and Applied Art for
      >ten years. In 2003 she was awarded the RBK Stevenson prize by the
      >Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
      >December 2003
      >1 901663 55 8 240pp 280 x 216 paperback 40 full colour/160 b/w
      >illustrations £35.00
      >The book is available from or can be ordered through bookshops. To
      >obtain a copy direct from the publisher send a cheque for £38.00
      >(including postage, made payable to NMS Enterprises – Publishing) to
      >NMS Enterprises – Publishing, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers
      >Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF. Payment can also be made by credit card
      >– please phone 0131 247 4164 for details, or email

      Sharon L. Krossa, skrossa-ml@...
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