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Abbon  

French, 7th century, male.

Active in Limoges from 600 to 630.

Sculptor.

This artist is thought to be the Master of St Eloysius.

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French, 9th century, male.

Active in Tours.

Monk, miniaturist.

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Adelr  

German, 6th – 7th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the Middle Ages.

Sculptor.

On the wall of the chapel of St Anne, in Worms Cathedral, there is an old stone relief of Daniel in the LionsDen by this artist.

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T. I. Zeymal’

Buddhist monastery of the 7th century ad to first half of the 8th, in the valley of the Vakhsh River, 12 km east of Kurgan-Tyube, southern Tajikistan. During this early medieval period it belonged to Vakhsh (U-sha in Chinese sources), one of the 27 domains of Tokharistan. Excavations between ...

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British, 8th century, male.

Active from 724 to 740.

Miniaturist.

Anglo-Irish School.

Aethelwold was Bishop of Lindisfarne and is thought to be the painter of the miniatures in the oldest British bible The Durham Book, preserved in the British Museum.

London (British Mus.): The Durham Book...

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Alano  

Italian, 8th century, male.

Miniaturist.

This monk worked in Italy.

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Italian, 9th century, male.

Miniaturist.

There is a richly decorated and illuminated Bible attributed to this artist in the archives of the cathedral in Monza.

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Amandus  

9th century, male.

Miniaturist.

Identified in the dedication to the Vivian Bible (now preserved in Paris) as a co-illustrator along with Sigvaldus and Aregarius.

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Richard Gem, Carola Hicks, David Park, Janet Backhouse, Leslie Webster and Mildred Budny

Art of the period in England between the Germanic invasions of the later 5th century ad and the Norman Conquest of 1066.

The invading Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and possibly Frisians settled all over lowland England, bringing their Germanic culture (see Migration period) and establishing kingdoms—the Jutes and Saxons in the south and the Anglians in the east, Mercia (the Midlands), and what became Northumbria, north of the River Humber. The native British were pushed into Wales and the far south-west, and paganism replaced the Christianity that had survived from late Roman times. Artefacts from this period consist largely of burial goods recovered from excavated cemeteries....

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French, 9th century, male.

Active in Tours.

Miniaturist.

Tours School.

Aregarius was a monk. His name is found with those of the other miniaturists, Amandus and Sigvaldus, in the dedicatory poem on the title page of the Comte Vivien Bible. This bible, now in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, is a famous work of Carolingian painting and belongs to the Tours School. It is dated 845-851....

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Korean, 6th century, male.

Active in Japan from 597.

Painter.

Prince Asa was the son of the King of Paekche (Kudara in Japanese) and went to Japan in 597 during the reign of Empress Suiko. A portrait in Chinese style was formerly attributed to him. It represents Prince Shotoku (who lived from 573 to 622) and his two sons (Princes Eguri and Yamashiro). The source of the attribution is the biography of Prince Shokotu compiled by the monk Kenshin of the Horyu temple. However, the figures portrayed in the painting show similarities with the Chommmoryujo byobu (Screen with Beauty beneath a Tree) in the Shoso-in, Nara, and the murals in the tomb of the Tang Crown Prince Yide (706). The portrait of Prince Shokotu in fact dates from the 8th century and its attribution to Prince Asa is simply legend. The painting was in the Horyuji Yamato temple and belongs to the Imperial Family....

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9th century, male.

Painter.

According to F.-W. Unger this artist made several caricatures of the patriarch Ignatius.

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Italian, 8th century, male.

Painter.

Lombard School.

The Lombard king Astolfo commissioned this artist to build the church of S Pier-Somaldi in Lucca.

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Berno  

French, 9th century, male.

Active in Tours.

Miniaturist.

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Chinese, 8th – 9th century, male.

Active at the court of Chang’anc.785-802.

Painter.

Bian Luan was a painter of the Tang dynasty and the most important bird painter of his generation. All that remains of his work is one signed album leaf, Dove on a Branch...

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German, 9th century, male.

Painter.

A monk in the abbey of Fulda.

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Chinese, 8th century, male.

Born in Kuaiji (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Chen Hong was introduced into the Tang court during the Kaiyuan period (713-742). He is known to have painted portraits of the emperors Xuanzong (713-756) and Suzong (756-762) and illustrations of imperial hunting parties.

Kansas City (Nelson-Atkins MA): ...

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Columba  

Italian, 6th century, male.

Born c. 520; died 597.

Illuminator, calligrapher.

Lombard School.

Attributed to him is the magnificent volume known as the Gospel of St Columkille or The Durrow Book, preserved in Trinity College, Dublin.

Dublin (Trinity College Library): Gospel of St Columkille (The Durrow Book)...

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8th century, male.

Active in Salzburg.

Miniaturist.

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Dagulf  

French, 8th century, male.

Miniaturist.

This artist worked for the Emperor Charlemagne and Pope Hadrian I. The national library in Munich holds illustrated manuscripts by him.

Munich (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek): illustrated manuscripts