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Reliquary

Date:
ca. 1200–1220
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, two medium blues and one light blue, turquoise, light green, yellow, red and white
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 7/8in. (11.4 x 5.7 x 7.3cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.703
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Inscription: Inscription: (on the lid) S[ANCTUS]IACOB[US] (Saint James); IH[E]S[US].
Michel Boy (b. 1845), Paris (sold May 24, 1905, no. 164); Benjamin Altman, New York
Molinier, Émile, ed. Catalogue des Objets d'Art et de Haute Curiosité du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance: Composant la Collection de feu M. Boy. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, May 15–24, 1905. no. 164, pp. 31–32.

Gauthier, Marie-Madeleine. Émaux Méridionaux: Catalogue International de l'Oeuvre de Limoges; L'apogée 1190-1215. Corpus des émaux méridionaux, Vol. II. Paris: Éditions du centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1987 [2011]. no. I D, no. 7, pp. 92-93.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 84, pp. 274-275.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 83, pp. 274-275.



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