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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
601 words

The metals most used in Byz. were gold, silver, bronze, lead, and iron. Imitations of ...

Metalwork

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
30,282 words
Illustration(s):
11

Metals can be defined by their properties: they are malleable, so can be shaped by hammering and bending; tough and ...

Metalwork

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
3,428 words
Illustration(s):
1

Our major sources of information about ancient metalworking are literary and pictorial testimonia, because little archaeological evidence for ancient workshops ...

Metalwork

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,688 words
Illustration(s):
2

Traditional Islamic metalwork techniques, shapes, decorations, hard stones, and gems continued into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with the same ...

Metalwork

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
30,062 words
Illustration(s):
22

The transformation of utilitarian objects into sophisticated works of art made metalwork one of the most important art forms in ...

Metalwork

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
3,064 words

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metalwork, gold and silver

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
893 words

Gold and silver are precious metals which have been used in Scotland since prehistoric times (see culture: 1) ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
705 words

The period between c. ad 450 and c. ad 1200 marked the pinnacle of Irish fine metalworking. Metalwork ...

metalwork

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
760 words

The art of working precious *metals and their alloys has a long history. Various basic metalworking techniques (casting, hammering, chasing, ...

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