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Title Iconic costumes : Scandinavian late Iron Age costume iconography / by Ulla Mannering.
Imprint Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2016.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource
Series Ancient textiles series vol. 25
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2020).
Subject Clothing and dress -- Scandinavia -- History.
Costume -- Scandinavia -- History.
Art objects -- Scandinavia -- History.
Textile fabrics -- Scandinavia -- History.
Decoration and ornament -- Scandinavia -- History.
Iron age -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavia -- Social life and customs.
Genre Electronic book.
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Clothing and iconography; 2. Gold-foil figures; 3. Bracteates; 4. Helmet plates; 5. Jewellery; 6. Tapestries; 7. Clothing and costume; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography.
Summary This 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, jewellery, 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 comparison and contrast of 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 the interpretation and understanding of Late Iron Age clothing tradition. Thus, the majority of the costumes depicted are identified in the Scandinavian archaeological textile record, demonstrating that the depictions are a reliable source of research for both iconographical costume and archaeological clothing. The book contributes new information on social, regional, and chronological differences in clothing traditions from ca. AD 400 to the Viking Age.
Other Title Print version: Mannering, Ulla. Iconic costumes. Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2016 9781785702150