From the austere spirituality of a ninth-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin to the exalted frivolity of a fourteenth-century French table fountain, this book gives new coherence to the Cleveland Museum of Art's impressive collection of more than 1, 000 years of European culture. All of the objects have been freshly photographed and the latest scholarship has been applied to the commentaries and text.Making a suit of armor was thus a tedious, labor-intensive, time-consuming, and strenuous process that required the skills of a number of artisans: an armorer to forge the plates; a polisher (or millman); a finisher to assemble the plates into aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sacred gifts and worldly treasures|
|Author||:||Cleveland Museum of Art, Holger A. Klein, Stephen N. Fliegel, Virginia Brilliant|
|Publisher||:||Harry N. Abrams - 2007|