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Early Medieval Art

Early Medieval Art

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will introduce the art and architecture of the early medieval period in Europe.

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Terms to Know
  • Animal Style

    Characterized by animals and bird designs and themes.

  • Cloisonne

    A type of decoration consisting of colored enamel separated by bands of metal.

  • Colophon

    An emblem or trademark in a book or manuscript.

  • Fibula

    A pin used to hold together a cloak in ancient Greece and Rome.

  • Parchment

    A paper-like writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat.

  • Scriptorium

    A room in a monastery where monks would copy manuscripts.

  • Vellum

    Calfskin, or lambskin, used as a writing surface.