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Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Date:
ca. 1210–20
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, chased, scraped, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark and light blue, turquoise, green, yellow, red, and white
Dimensions:
Overall (with wooden support): 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 13/16 in. (27 x 16.9 x 2 cm) enamels without wooden support: 10 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (26.1 x 16 cm) center plaque: 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (21 x 10.8 cm) vertical border plaques: 8 1/4 x 1 in. (21 x 2.6 cm) horizontal border plaques: 6 1/4 x 1 in. (15.9 x 2.6 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.798
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Inscription: Inscription: A/w (Alpha/omega).
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. 55, fig. XXXII.

Gauthier, Marie-Madeleine. Émaux Méridionaux: Catalogue International de l'Oeuvre de Limoges; L'apogée 1190-1215. Corpus des émaux méridionaux, Vol. II. Paris: Éditions du centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1987 [2011]. no. V D, no. 12, pp. 232--233.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 87, p. 279.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 86, p. 279.

Krohn, Deborah L., Ulrich Leben, and Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, ed. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2013. no. 136, p. 171.



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