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Pyx

Date:
ca. 1250
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, gilt; champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (10.8 x 6.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.282
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The white discs inscribed with Christograms, ihs (Jesus), suggest a common form of the host (communion wafer) that this conical box would have held.
Michael Friedsam, New York
Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 58, pp. 128-129, 257.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 139, p. 386.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 138, p. 386.



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