Feb
14

Between China and the Viking North

Between China and the Viking North: A group of 9th/10th-century Byzantine silverware as evidence of mediaeval cross-cultural interchange A King’s College Centre for Hellenic Studies seminar. Byzantine metalwork holds a special place among the crafted objects that provide evidence of long distance contacts in the medieval period. It could be highly susceptive to foreign traditions, and was often regarded and used by foreigners as a status commodity in its own right. […]