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Plaque with The Betrayal of Christ

Artist:
Monvaerni
Date:
15th century
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Painted enamel, copper
Dimensions:
Overall (without frame): 9 13/16 x 9 1/8 x 1/16 in. (24.9 x 23.2 x 0.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Painted
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.704
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
The "Monvaerni" enamels are probably the oldest to display the technique of enamel painting as practiced in Limoges. The enameler’s talent for dramatic narrative outweighs his somewhat awkward figure style and desiccated colors.
Adalbert von Lanna, Prague (until 1909); Lanna sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin (November 9-16, 1909, no. 83); M. Charles Mannheim, Paris; Benjamin Altman, New York
Sammlung des Freiherrn Adalbert von Lanna, Prag. Vol. 1. Berlin: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, November 9-16, 1909. no. 83, p. 19, pl. 4.



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