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Blue and White : Carolingian Glasses in Provence

Bleus et blancs : Verres de la fin de l’époque carolingienne en Provence

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Abstract

Carolingian blue glasses with opaque white trails and prunts constitute a particular group that has been known for about 30 years. Until now, all of the finds had been recovered in northern regions (Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the northern half of France).This article highlights a wider distribution, covering the Mediterranean region, and a range of more diversified forms, including lamps. We wonder about the manner in which these objects were used (as reliquaries, lamps, and other church objects?). Analyses reveal a very homogeneous composition with natron, without the recycling of Roman glasses, contrary to what has often been proposed. These objects were probably blown in the west, but the location of the primary workshops that produced the raw glass remains unknown.
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hal-02877113 , version 1 (22-06-2020)

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Danièle Foy, Bernard Gratuze, Marc Heijmans, Janick Ode-Roussel. Bleus et blancs : Verres de la fin de l’époque carolingienne en Provence. Journal of Glass Studies, 2017, 59, pp.153-169. ⟨hal-02877113⟩
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