Islamicising Motifs in Byzantine Lead Seals: Exoticising Style and the Expression of Identity

@article{Walker2012IslamicisingMI,
  title={Islamicising Motifs in Byzantine Lead Seals: Exoticising Style and the Expression of Identity},
  author={Alicia W. Walker},
  journal={The Medieval History Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={385 - 413}
}
Among a relatively small number of ninth- to eleventh-century Byzantine lead seals with animal motifs, scholars have long recognised that some show Islamicising stylistic and iconographic features. Building from a recently completed catalogue of the 140 middle Byzantine (c. 843–1204) lead seals decorated with animal devices in the collections of Dumbarton Oaks and the Harvard University Art Museums, this article establishes criteria for distinguishing Islamicising animal seals and offers some… Expand
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