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Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and Personifications of the Sun and Moon

Date:
ca. 1200
Geography:
Made in Westphalia, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Champlevé enamel, copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/16 x 7 11/16 x 5/16 in. (23 x 19.5 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.448
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
This plaque was probably originally part of a pulpit or altar frontal. An enamel palette of blue, green, red, and white and lively engraving delineate the figures and their clothing. Contemporary enamels from the Limoges region of France inspired the composition.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Arts of the Middle Ages: A Loan Exhibition," February 17, 1940–March 24, 1940.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 101, fig. 51, ill. p. 93.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 101, fig. 51, ill. p. 93.

Arts of the Middle Ages: A Loan Exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1940. no. 256, p. 74, pl. XXIX.

Hoffmann, Konrad, ed. The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. no. 196, pp. 188-190.



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