A lost masterpiece by the medieval artist Cimabue has been discovered near Paris, France. It will be going up for auction next month and is expected to sell for up to €6 million. The work is believed to date from the 1280s and depicts the Mocking of Jesus Christ, a Biblical scene often portrayed in medieval art.
Fashion Old and New: Weaving and Tailoring in the Early Medieval and Early Modern PeriodI attended Dress and Textiles III: Texts and Techniques at KZOO and devoted my last post to one of the speakers, Courtney Hess-Dragovich’s talk, about Venetian beauty ideals in, Dyes, Diets and Deodorants: Venetian Beauty Secrets Revealed.
It is a conundrum that has puzzled scholars for centuries, but now experts from the Magna Carta Project have established the scribe of at least one and possibly two of the original Magna Cartas of 1215.The discovery by scholars at the University of East Anglia and King’s College London of who wrote the Lincoln charter – and probably also the Salisbury charter – was announced as part of the 800th anniversary of the creation of Magna Carta.
Rendlesham and the East Anglian KingdomLecture by Christopher ScullVideo created by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service on 11 September 2020The first talk a video series: ‘Behind the Scenes: Analysing Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham‘ Since 2017, an expert team has been working to analyse the Rendlesham site and finds and publish the results.
Viking Ireland—AfterthoughtsBy Donnchadh Ó CorráinIreland and Scandinavia in the early Viking age, edited by H. Clarke, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Raghnall Ó Floinn (Dublin, 1998)Introduction: Coming, as I do, at the end of a very successful conference that has provided many new scholarly insights, some very lively discussion, and a pleasant social ambience where much good talking was done, I find myself in an awkward position.