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Dome of the Rock


691 CE, Jerusalem


circumambulatory design


embrace of luxurious ornamentation

Dome of the Rock, interior


691 CE, Jerusalem



Great Mosque


875, Qairouan, Tunisia


Reflects Islam's egalitarian message in its design-extension of house design

Medieval Treatise


1199, Iraqi


headings in Kufic, text in Nakshi

Bowl with Kufic Border


9-10th cen. Samarkand, Uzbekistan


earthenware

Sultan Hasan Funerary Complex, interior, Qiblah wall.


1360 Cairo, Egypt

Eagle Brooch


6c, Visogothic


reflects northern (periphery of Rome) peoples' preference for small-scale, adorned objects in an abstracted style

Gummersmark Brooch


6c, Danish (Viking)


Silver

Sutton Hoo Purse Lid


Early Medieval, English


only metal parts afre original.


Style unaffected by Roman art

Book of Durrow


700 AD, Iona, Scotland


Page from book of Matthew


adopts northern aesthetic to Christian concept of physical world being unimportant

Aachen Cathedral, Interior


Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne


800 AD


Modeled after St. Vitale, but "made Northern", flattened angles

Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne


800 CE, Aachen, Germany (Carolingian)

Godelscalc Evangelistary


783 CE Aachen, Germany


St. Mark the Evangelist


Commissioned by Charlemagne and his wife Hildegard



Vienna Coronation Gospels


c.795 Aachen, Germany


Alleged to have been found on his C-Mayne's when his tomb was opened in 1000Use of light & shade to add depth


more "believable" 3d objects+use of landscape=departure

Lindau Gospels


870


stones may have been taken from jewelry to make it

Madgeburg Ivories


970 (Ottonian)


Otto I , presented by St. Maurice, presents Madgeburg Cathedral to Christ

St. Cyriakus, Exterior


West Facade


1000. Gernrode, Germany (Ottonian)


Recalls Santa Sobina and other Roman works

St. Cyriakus, interior


1000, Gernrode, Germany


altrnating columns and piers

Gero Crucifix


970, Cologne


marked "highest"/ holiest point behind and above priest


naturalistic, not "triumphant" Christ

Gospel Book of Otto III, Liuthar Gospels


990 Reichanau, Germany


deliberately avoids 3d space