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engraving

engraving  

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Term applied in its broadest sense to the various processes of cutting a design into a plate or block of metal or wood, and to the prints taken from these plates or blocks (see print for a ...
epigraphy

epigraphy  

The term “epigraphy”comes from the Greek epigráphein, “to write on”. It designates what is written to be brought to public knowledge in a lasting way. To ensure this publicity, inscriptions ...
Francia

Francia  

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(c. 1450–1517).Italian goldsmith of Bologna who turned to painting about 1485, achieving considerable success with local patrons. The pattern of his early work is unclear since his frescoes in ...
gold and silver

gold and silver  

The two precious metals of the MA, often alloyed with copper to add strength and hardness. Goldsmiths worked both gold and silver, either by forging with a hammer or by ...
Inlay (metal)

Inlay (metal)  

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The craft of inlaying a metal substrate with another metal or material has a long history, and a great variety of methods have been used. In true inlaying the inlay ...
Jewelry

Jewelry  

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The disapproval by Islamic religious authorities of luxury materials had little effect in restraining the wealthy from adorning themselves with gold, silver and precious stones, but only a small ...
line engraving

line engraving  

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Term applied to a method of making prints (and the print so made) in which the design is cut directly into the surface of a metal (usually copper) plate. In normal parlance the word ‘engraving’ ...
Maso Finiguerra

Maso Finiguerra  

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(b Florence, Mar. 1426; bur. Florence, 24 Aug. 1464).Florentine goldsmith, engraver, designer, and the most famous craftsman of the day in niello (a type of decorative metal inlay). Vasari asserts ...
metalwork

metalwork  

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The period between c. ad 450 and c. ad 1200 marked the pinnacle of Irish fine metalworking. Metalwork objects were made under both ecclesiastical and secular patronage. Archaeological evidence ...
pectoral cross

pectoral cross  

Crosses hung round the neck by a loop. A single pectoral cross is in one piece, while a reliquary pectoral cross consists of two pieces with a space for a ...
Tula

Tula  

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Russian town south of Moscow, since 1712 the seat of an important iron and steel industry. Initially the Imperial Armoury in Tula made small arms, but by 1725 craftsmen were ...

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