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The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland (Paperback)
  • The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland (Paperback)

The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 30/08/2011
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The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic peoples. The only real traces of their society are a large series of stone cross slabs, and some silverwork, all engraved with symbols which nobody has ever properly deciphered (despite many attempts). This book locates this work within the 'Insular' style - seen throughout the British Isles at this time and marvellously expressed in such works as the Book of Kells. Not only is it the most comprehensive survey of Pictish art in recent memory, it is the first scholarly book to address the art-historical aspects of work formerly only treated by archaeologists.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500289631
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1320 g
Dimensions: 280 x 218 x 22 mm

'It is certainly the most important publication on its subject, and is moreover a huge pleasure to read: erudite, engaging, a beautifully written celebration of Pictish art' - Times Literary Supplement
'The best set of portraits ever made of Pictish art ... a benchmark in Pictish studies' - Antiquaries Journal
'Fascinating ... in-depth and intelligent ... a beautiful book, and would make a wonderful gift for someone interested in the Picts' - CuriousBookFans.co.uk
'It is a work of immense and generous scholarship' - History Scotland

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