Cover for a Book of the Gospels, Carolingian, German, 11th century (gold)
front piece--History of Arts and Aesthetics II: Carolingian Art
Plaque with the Virgin Mary as a Personification of the Church Date: ca. 800–825 Geography: Made in Aachen, Germany Culture: Carolingian Medium: Ivory Dimensions: Overall: 8 11/16 x 5 11/16 x 5/16 in. (22 x 14.5 x 0.8 cm) Classification: Ivories Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Ivory Carolingian plaque from Aachen, Germany, with the Virgin Mary as a personification of the Church, c.800-25; her military appearance and cross-topped sceptre symbolise triumph, and her spindle is a symbolic reference to the Annunciation. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
front-close-up--History of Arts and Aesthetics II: Carolingian Art
Tampa de ouro com pedras preciosas , safiras , esmeraldas e pérolas. No centro da tampa aparece Cristo em Majestade sentada no globo do mundo e segurando no colo um livro com a inscrição " Eu sou o caminho e a verdade , e a vida. Ninguém vem ao Pai, senão por mim. " Exemplo importante da arte carolíngia , bem de uma das muito poucas ligações sobrevivo tesouro desta data. Precisamente datada de 870. "
Plaque with the Crucifixion, Carolingian ivory, France, c. 870. Metropolitan Museu of Art, NY. It depicts an allegorical crucifixion, a common theme in Metz ivories. Above the cross are bust-length personifications of the sun and the moon. From Christ's right side flows a stream of blood and water, which is caught by a personification of the Church. To the immediate right of Christ is the hooded figure of Synagogue, her body turning away.