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Verre byzantin et islamiqueByzantine and Islamic Glass

Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert

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HAN, Verena
The Origin and Style of Medieval Glass Found in the Central Balkans
JGS 17
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, 1975, p. 114-126

[801, 1450]
• Glass in the Central Balkans:
– 9th-11th century: glass jewelry.
– 12th-middle of the 15th century: table glass vessels, lamps, crown glass (especially in the churchs), jewelry.

• Origin of glass bracelets:
– some imported from the Byzantine world,
– most of them made in local workshops on the Byzantine models.

• Origin of glass vessels, lamps and windows:
– imported from the Byzantine world (12th - middle of the 14th century),
– imported from Murano (since the end of the 13th century),
– made in Dubrovnik workshops (from the first quarter of the 14th century to third decade of the 14th century),
– Central Europe as a possible origin for these glasses (15th century).

• Some exemples of the glass objects found in the Central Balkans:
– bracelets with cold-painted or incrusted decoration,
– glass as a substitute for precious and semiprecious stones in jewelry,
– beakers and cups decorated with prunts,
– hanging lamps.
Balkans consommation
Byzance Byzantium production
Croatie Croatia Dubrovnik production
Italie Italy Venise Venice production

Version 5, données dudata date 30 janvier 2013January 30th 2013