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By Avinoam Shalem

Atmosphere a bunch of medieval carved ivory horns within the particular inventive and old context during which they have been synthetic, used and re-used, this e-book provides a mine of data for the learn of medieval background. the 1st chapters discover such technical points because the slicing and carving of oliphants, and in addition the wider problems with the morphology of ivory and its availability within the Mediterranean basin within the heart a long time. at the foundation of particular carving tools and ranging vocabulary of motifs, the oliphants are prepared into teams and their possible websites of construction are prompt. The center of this quantity, even if, is the try and position them of their particular old context. the aim in their mass-production, particularly their patronage and unique functionality, is explored, but in addition their reception and new capabilities within the church treasuries of Latin Europe is largely mentioned.

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