Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and Personifications of the Sun and Moon
Made in Westphalia, Germany
Champlevé enamel, copper
Overall: 9 1/16 x 7 11/16 x 5/16 in. (23 x 19.5 x 0.8 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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)
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, February 17 to March 24, 1940. 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.