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Cross

Date:
ca. 1180
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, scraped, stippled and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark and medium blue, turquoise, dark and light green, red, and white; appliqué: engraved, chased and gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 x 5/8 in. (37.8 x 28.6 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.773
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Inscription: Inscribed: above head, IHS and XPS; IH[ESU]S/XPS (Christus) (S reversed in each instance).
Gaillard de La Dionnerie, Poitiers (sold, November 30, 1903, no.206); Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris)(by 1906); Jacques Seligmann, New York and Paris (Paris, in January 1912); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
Marquet de Vasselot, Jean-Joseph. Les émaux limousins à fond vermiculé (XIIe et XIIIe siècles). Paris: E. Leroux, 1906. p. 39.

Pératé, André. Collections Georges Hoentschel: Émaux du XIIe au XVe siècle. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1911. no. 51, fig. XXVIII.

Gauthier, Marie-Madeleine. Émaux Méridionaux: Catalogue International de l'Oeuvre de Limoges; L'Époque Romane. Corpus des émaux méridionaux, Vol. I. Paris: Éditions du centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1987. no. 73, p. 84, pl. LIII, ill. 214-15; pl. LXXI, ill. 293.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 26, pp. 132-133.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 26, pp. 132–33.

Franco Mata, Ángela. "Arte 1200: iconografía y función de los 'Ornamenta ecclesiae' hispánicos." In Actes du Colloque: Autour de Hugo d'Oignies, edited by Robert Didier, and Jacques Toussaint. Namur: Société Archéologique de Namur, 2004. p. 267.



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