Clothing and gold fil figures – University of Copenhagen

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Clothing and gold fil figures

Lecture by senior researcher Ulla Mannering, the Ancient of Denmark and the Mediterranean, National Museum of Denmark.

Abstract

In this lecture I will present a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting costumed human figures, seen from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. We have in Denmark a rich material from a varied range of objects such as gold-foil figures, but also gold bracteates, helmet plaques, tapestries and various jewelry and other objects of unknown function that can be used to decipher late Iron Age male and female clothing categories and supplement the information about clothing design that can be extracted from the archaeological textile finds.

This is the spring semester's sixth event in the series Research Fridays at Archeology.