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500AD Medieval Byzantine Lombard Italy “Barbarian” Gold Sheet Jewelry Ornaments

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,259) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122099669898 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Petala aurea: Gold Sheet-work of Byzantine and Lombard Origin from the Rovati Collection by Marco Sannazaro and Caterina Giostra. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. Publisher: Johan & Levi Editore (2015). Pages: 240. Size: 9½ x 9 x 1 inch; 3+ pounds. Petala aurea (petal of gold) is the term used in Early Medieval treatises to describe the fine sheet and foil (bracteates) used in gold-smithing. The book presents a collection of 47 thin gold sheet-work, with some exceptions in silver and copper alloy, owned by Professor Rovati, Italian industrialist and art collector. This collection includes Lombard gold-sheet crosses and another fine foils of different shapes, extremely peculiar and difficult to pin down as they are unmatched in the Late Medieval jewelry known so far. The artifacts can be dated mainly to between the sixth and seventh centuries, while in terms of provenance and cultural milieu they bear traces of both the proto-Byzantine and "Barbarian" culture. CONDITION: NEW. VERY LARGE new hardcover (not issued with a dustjacket). Still in manufacturer's wraps. Johan & Levi Editore (2015) 240 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8265a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: “Petala aurea” (gold petals) is the term used in early medieval treatises for the thin sheets of gold leaf or bracteae used in jewelry. The book presents the 47 items of gold leaf, with some exceptions in silver alloy, owned by the Rovati family of Monza, industrialists and art collectors. Exhibited for the first time in Monza in the chapel of the Villa Reale, the Rovati Collection makes a major contribution to the study and understanding of early medieval jewelry. The items, most of which date from the 6th and 7th century and consist primarily of bracteae, include small crosses of Lombard origin and thin pieces of different shapes with holes, probably for application to fabrics or various other supports. There are also ornamental items of silver and copper alloy. The lack of clear stylistic definition reflects the cultural contamination of the period and makes it difficult to identify their geographic origin and the cultural sphere of reference. While some items are unquestionably early Byzantine, others reflect Barbarian tastes and can in some cases be regarded as produced in northern Italy. The precious light shed on the artistic, cultural and religious spheres contributes to a reconstruction of a society for which, by virtue of the frequent presence of the Lombard court in the 6th and 7th century, Monza constitute a key point of contact between peoples of different cultural traditions. REVIEW: Marco Sannazaro, Chair in Medieval Archaeology and Archaeology of Medieval Settlements and Places of Worship at the Università Cattolica in Milan, also teaches Archaeology and History of early Christian and Byzantine art at the post-graduate School of Classical and Medieval Archaeology. He is a member of the board for the research doctorate in Archaeology of Processes of Transformation, the Accademia di Sant Ambrogio, the Association pour l'Antiquité tardive and the Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani. Caterina Giostrais a researcher and lecturer on Christian and Medieval Archaeology and a member of the faculty of the post-graduate School of Archaeological Heritage at the Università Cattolica in Milan. She is also a member of the university council for Post-classical Archaeology and the teaching board of the graduate degree course in Cultural Heritage Sciences at the Università Cattolica in Milan, the Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani and the Association pour l'Antiquité tardive. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: “Petala aurea” presents a collection of gold artifacts which offer a snapshot of the figurative art of the Early Medieval period and the beliefs that underpinned it. A key book for the study of Medieval Italian gold-smithing. Valuable private collection offered for the first to the public and scholars. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Absolutely stunning photography. And the gold jewelry! Fabulous. Quality bound book. If you are a researcher or enthusiast of ancient jewelry, this is a must-have! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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