The above is the stunningly original title generally given to the art of the post-EC&Byz period, lasting to about the late 8th and early 9th centuries.
Really, really Early Medieval Art
- The Holcombe Mirror (back) Engraved bronze. First half of the first century.
- Iron sword with three mounts Celtic. Mid-1st century B.C.
- A pair of eagle-shaped fibulae. 6th century, Spain.
Some other examples of animal art:
- Beaker with birds and animals From the Met.
- Huge collection of images of Scythian art.
- An article on the "Gold of the Nomads, Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine" exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery in 2000.
- Web site of Esther Jacobson-Tepfer A specialist in Mongolian nomadic art, among other accomplishments.
- The Receswinth Crown. Spain, 653-672. Shown in color.
- Cover of the Gospels of Theodelinda 6th-7th centuries, Museo del Duomo, Monza, Italy.
- Santa Maria in Valle, Cividale,Italy. 8th century, stucco relief sculpture.
Art of the Merovingian Franks
- Burgundian buckle and belt plate.
Two other Burgundian buckles
- The Crypt of St. Paul, Abbey of Notre Dame, Jouarre. 7th century.
Art of the Vendels and the Vikings
- Fibula in the shape of a bird of prey. Copper alloy. About 600.
- The Oseberg ship. circa 800. Also the prow.
Art of the British Isles
- Everything from Sutton Hoo.
- The Cathach Psalter. Late 6th or early 7th century.
- Ardagh Chalice. circa 800.
- Cross of Muiredach. Early 10th century. Monasterboice, Ireland.
- The Book of Durrow. Pages: Lion of John and Man of Matthew. Second half of the 7th century.
- The Lindisfarne Gospels Northumbria, early 8th century. This is actually an online exhibition from the British Library. Includes a cool tour where you can "turn" the pages and hear a veddy British voice tell you what it's all about. Here is a link to St. Matthew. Remember also the carpet page of St. Matthew.
- Codex Amiatinus, made in Northumbria (Jarrow?) in the early 8th century.
- The Book of Kells. Late 8th or early 9th century. Here is the Chi Rho page (aka the "monogram of Christ.") Remember also the page with the Virgin and Child. Here is the page for St. John.
- Extra! Extra! Read all about Viking Raiders and their Nasty Deeds!. Monks at Lindisfarne Most Distressed!