Decorated Initial P, about 845. Tours, France. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms Ludwig I 1, leaf 10

Antique and Pseudo-Antique in Carolingian Manuscripts


Museum Lecture Hall

In the 9th-century Carolingian Empire, scribes and artists played a leading role in the preservation and interpretation of ancient culture. Lawrence Nees, professor of art history at the University of Delaware, explains how the creators of Carolingian manuscripts utilized and adapted older sources, but also created new works in an antique manner.

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