The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture


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Which of the following was a pattern used on early medieval metalwork?

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1. Which of the following refers to hand-written and hand-painted books containing the text of the Christian Gospels and other Old and New Testament Scriptures?

2. Which of the following mark important religious locations and feature reliefs of Scriptural scenes and saints' lives?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Much of what we now know about artwork from the Early Medieval period comes from metalwork that has been found in archaeological digs. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the influence of metalwork on Early Medieval art. Some things you'll be assessed on include patterns used in Early Medieval metalwork, the term for handwritten manuscripts of Biblical stories, and what marks important religious locations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Patterns used in Early Medieval metalwork
  • The term for handwritten manuscripts of Gospels and other Biblical scenes
  • The object carved with scriptural scenes that often marked religious locations
  • Things found amongst the treasures at Sutton Hoo
  • Your ability to recognize a true statement about Early Medieval metalwork

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding handwritten and hand-painted books
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a pattern used in Early Medieval art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about objects found among treasures at Sutton Hoo and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about early Medieval art, review the accompanying lesson The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what the Ruthwell Cross features
  • Know when the Book of Kells was created
  • Recognize characteristics of the Kirkyard Stone