Middle Ages

Fíbula bizantina

Byzantine Material Culture in the MAN Collections (5th-12th century)

Estimated timeframe: 2015-2016

Sergio Vidal Álvarez

Publication of all Byzantine and Eastern European artefacts from the fifth to the 12th century managed by the Medieval Antiquities Department at the MAN

Placa cancel de Mérida

Catalogue Raisonné and Scientific Study of Sculpture from Late Antiquity and the Visigothic Period (4th-7th century) at the National Archaeological Museum

Estimated timeframe: 2014-2015

Sergio Vidal Álvarez

Cataloguing and study of the museum’s collection of sculptures from between the fourth and seventh centuries. The pieces will be studied from an iconographic, typological, formal and material perspective, with a view to publishing the results in a monograph.

Sepultura doble, Castiltierra

Study of the Excavation of the Visigothic Necropolis of Castiltierra (Segovia) by Julio Martinez Santaolalla

Estimated timeframe: 2013-2015

Isabel Arias Sánchez

This project aims to complete the research on the Visigothic necropolis of Castiltierra by identifying and subsequently studying the grave goods from the burials excavated by the General Commissariat for Archaeological Excavations (CGEA) in 1941, led by J. M. Santaolalla, and now held at the MAN.

Collar de ámbar y pasta vítrea

Study of Plundered Artefacts from the Visigothic Necropolis of Castiltierra (Segovia)

Estimated timeframe: 2013-2014

Isabel Arias Sánchez

Following the drafting of the report on Camps and Navascués’s official excavations (1932-1935), prepared by members of the Medieval Antiquities Department, we will proceed to identify and study the artefacts plundered from this necropolis, which will entail archiving (National Archaeological Museum/ General Government Archive) and comparing them with the artefacts held at the MAN.

Sarcófago de Puebla Nueva

Stone Materials Used to Manufacture Sarcophagi in Late Antiquity: The MAN Specimens

Estimated timeframe: 2012-2015

Sergio Vidal Álvarez

Petrological analyses of the materials used in the MAN sarcophagi from Late Antiquity, made at a workshop in Hispania, with a view to their subsequent interpretation, study and publication. The results will allow us to draw conclusions about the nature and scope of activity of Hispania’s sculpture workshops in the fourth and fifth centuries.