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ICONIC COSTUMES: SCANDINAVIAN LATE IRON AGE COSTUME ICONOGRAPHY. Ulla Mannering. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2017. Ancient Textiles, 25. Published in the U.S.A. by Oxbow Books, Philadelphia. 216 pp. with 157 ills. (80 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781785702150 In English.
Publisher's description: This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. The source material consists of five object categories: gold foils, gold bracteates, helmet plaques, jewelry, and textile tapestries and comprises over 1000 different images of male and female costumes which are then systematically examined in conjunction with our present knowledge of archaeological textiles. In particular, the study explores the question of whether the selected images complement the archaeological clothing sources, through a new analytical tool which enables us to compare and contrast the object categories in regard to material, function, chronology, context and interpretation. The tool is used to record and analyze the numerous details of the iconographic costumes, and to facilitate a clear and easy description. This deliberate use of explicit costume shapes enhances our interpretation and understanding of the Late Iron Age clothing tradition.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Scandinavia — 300 A.D.-1400 — Costume/Fashion, Several Media
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 171468
Hardcover $55.00    

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