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Book Cover Plaque with the Crucifixion

Date:
ca. 1190–1200
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: repoussé, engraved, chased, and gilt, Champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (23.5 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.785
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Besides the figures of the Virgin, Saint John, and angels, Adam can be seen rising from his tomb at the foot of the cross.
Inscription: Inscription: PNS (for DNA dominus); over Christ's head, IHS.
Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Pératé, André. Collections Georges Hoentschel: Émaux du XIIe au XVe siècle. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1911. no. 53, fig. XXX.



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