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Early Islamic metalwork in Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Michelle D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-07T18:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-07T18:47:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-07T18:47:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2488
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an analysis of the decoration of a collection of metalwork artefacts excavated in Jordan, dating to the Early Islamic Period (661-900). I have compiled a catalogue of these metal objects which contains a through visual description of each item. These objects have then been organized into three groups of study: animate decoration, inanimate decoration, and the Mafraq brazier. The animate section contains animal and human forms; the inanimate is comprised of vegetal, architectonic, geometric, and epigraphic elements; and the Mafraq brazier is analysed alone due to its complex combination of decoration. Through the analysis of this catalogue of metalwork, I have shown that in the Early Islamic period the Umayyads were utilizing the existing forms of decoration common in the Late Antique period in new combinations and context which resulted in new meanings. This thesis also shows that it is likely that Christian, particularly Coptic, artisans were producing objects for the new Islamic elite. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Metal-work en
dc.subject Decorative arts en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Decorative arts en
dc.title Early Islamic metalwork in Jordan en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Milwright, Marcus
dc.degree.department Dept. of History in Art en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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