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Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Date:
ca. 1200
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, chased, scraped, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and light green, yellow, red, translucent red, translucent rose, and white.
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 5/16 x 4 5/8 x 1/4 in. (23.7 x 11.8 x 0.7 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.783
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
While the format of this book cover is typical of Limoges work, the lilac color of the footstool is distinctive.
Inscription: Inscription (in Greek): A/w (alpha/omega).
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350," January 22, 1996–June 16, 1996.

Stohlman, W. F. "Assembling Marks on Limoges Champleve Enamels as a Basis for Classification." The Art Bulletin 16, no. 1 (March 1934). pp. 17–18, fig. 7.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 26.

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. 299, pp. 233-34, pl. CCXLVII, ill. 832.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 43, p. 171.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 43, p. 171.



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