Fwd: Romanesque & Gothic Metalwork and ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland
- Forwarded from the Studes@MedievalScotland mailing list:
>Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 14:39:43 GMT+00:00--
>FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND
>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
>These examples of 12th- to 16th-century metalwork and ivory carvings
>illustrate Scotlands 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.
>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.
>1 901663 55 8 240pp 280 x 216 paperback 40 full colour/160 b/w
>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@...