The spherical form is decorated with engraved with stylistic depictions of animals in the legends originating from the tribes who where from the area she spent her formative years. Although “Eran” is made of metal, Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher has created many similar spheres out of ceramics. One such ceramic sphere is called “Moocheth, the Ibis Arough, the Emu Golpondon, the Ibis’s son”. These pieces make use of the beautiful, symmetrical, spherical form, which is an important symbol in Aboriginal culture, as it represents the Earth, fire, motherhood and unity. The spheres are decorated with engravings of animals. It also appears that she has applied some kind of glaze of oxide to the piece, and then washed it back, leaving darker lines in the engravings. Her artworks are powerful as they convey the narratives of her ancestors using stylistic designs and images, often depicting Australian
The Chavin civilization built this sculpture around 900-200 BCE. The Chavin civilization was known to mix human with feline features in their sculptures. The sculpture has a handle and spout almost like a teapot and has a feline creature on towards the bottom of it. The sculpture is an art piece that the Chavin civilization would have kept in their temples.
While the hu vessel was made around seven centuries later, it features similar decorations as the you vessel. The pictorial representations also follow a band structure. Although the majority of the bands are filled with geometric designs, one band repeats second from the top and second from the bottom and it features birds. These birds are less naturalistic than ones featured in the you vessel, but they serve a stylistic purpose. At this time, "the hunt is also a characteristic subject of some bronze vessels of the late Zhou period. Often it is less pictorially handled, as on vessels with panels of rather geometric, static hunting scenes in low-relief silhouette." Here the hunt is represented with the birds depicted in the bands. This could have acted as a significant reference food sacrifices in rituals. An animal 's beak also appears around the handle of the ritual vessel. Here the artist incorporated the animal motif to serve a practical purpose, as it holds the ring to carry the
I think the method that was used to create this sculpture was assembling. I think this sculpture is a construction because it is made up of pieces of metal that seem to be welded together. It seems like the artist also took large pieces of metal and was able to bend and weld them to his liking in order to create the exterior of the sculpture. Then he must have took his time to carefully bend and weld the together various pieces of metal to make the different tools that are on the interior of the sculpture.
The Beaker with Ibex Motifs exemplifies the artist’s contribution to an art style called animal style, which places emphasis on animal motifs. The artist placed animals throughout the beaker that are relevant to their culture and livelihood. Circling around the upper area are birds that have
In the 7th Century AD, an important individual was buried inside a ship in East Anglia. The ship most likely hauled up from the nearby river, a burial chamber was built in the center of the massive vessel. Luckily grave robbers did not reach the ship burial as they did other nearby burial mounds, because the ship was rich in history and artifacts including gold, silver, bowls, spoons, weapons, drinking horns and much more. Originally discovered in 1939, the artifacts and ship burial have been closely examined another 2 times. The artifacts found within the magnificent burial site have created a lot of stir over the past 80 years. Theories have changed on the significance and origins of the artifacts due to changing hypothesis or the arrival of new and different evidence. Because there are dozens of artifacts within Sutton Hoo, this paper will be focusing on a select four of them including; the ‘baptismal’ spoons, the Merovingian coin hoard, the whetstone, and the scepter. According to scholars over the past 80 years, how have opinions, evidence, or assumptions changed relating to these exact artifacts? This paper will be taking a contemporary look at the perspectives of different scholars on different artifacts and, finally, analyze why these perspectives have shifted or changed over time. To my knowledge, scholars do give credit to previous perspectives, but no scholar has every brought all the perspectives together and analyzed their findings.
For this DB, I will review the Small Ivory Chest with Scenes from Courtly Romances, explaining its meaning to its culture during its time, then comparing it to our times culture. The Ivory Chest consists of multiple Ivory plaques held together by metal strips, hinges, handle, and a lock. Boxes such as these were inscribed with various romantic themes, with this particular box romantic themes follows a single romantic story set in sequential episodes. The boxes were given to woman by either smitten men wanting to who them, or as wedding presents offered by a groom. Since products such as these would be reserved for those of higher class, these reflect both the possible joy, or sorrow that could come of marriages in a time were high class weddings
The artist of the piece chosen, The Mosque Lamp, is undefined. This particular artwork was created in Egypt and the date of its origin is recorded as C.1320. Creating this piece included the use of blown glass, enamel, gold, and silver stain. Using these particular materials the creator produced a lamp that looks like an inverted bell. Most onlookers would see this piece and come to the conclusion that the artist created a vase with an hour glass shape. Other shapes on the piece are the protruding small loops that were created in order for chains to be fed through so that this lamp could be hung for all to see. Viewers would predict that the maker of this wondrous lamp was wealthy due to the amount of gold used throughout the work. Besides the use of gold as a major color choice, the artist used iridescence which encompasses all colors. This use of iridescence creates a texture on the piece, which allows the viewer to see multiple colors at different angles. Another item on the lamp that creates texture is the sacred inscription that is in blue, circling the entire piece. This inscription is also the subject of the art itself.
The final piece of artwork is called the Adoration of the Magi, it is also stained glass and was created circa 1390. It is from the Schlosskapelle, Ebreichsdorf, Austria and is made from pot metal and colorless glass with silver stain
This cylinder seal is from the Old Babylonian period. The seal is made from a dark colored hard stone called hematite, which is a common characteristic for making seals during the Old Babylonian
This was also applied in other mediums, for example elongated shapes were used in furniture or vases and paintings or stained glass windows were produced on long and slim formats; the floral motifs as well as human figures were unnaturally elongated and thin. Additionally, as well as elongating the shapes and figures, there was a tendency for rounding and breaking sharp edges, this can be easily recognised in the architecture, where straight lines and angles were alleviated, forming curves to ease the overall
The sheath has a similar decorative layout to the handle. At the opening for the blade, there is an oval cartouche, with inscriptions. Along the length of the sheath are six cartouches, linked together, alternatiting between being filled with scrolls and inscriptions. The remaining areas are filled with gold inlaid vegetal and floral scrolls, with deer and birds. The center cartouche is now empty, having been scraped, and probably contained the name of the