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Tabernacle

Date:
ca. 1200–1210
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and medium green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (31.8 x 16.5 x 17 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.184
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
This tabernacle was found in Bethlehem Square, Prague, in the nineteenth century, on the site of the Romanesque church of Saints Philip and James.
Inscription: IH [ESU]S XPS (Christus)
Found in Bethlehem Square, Prague, in the nineteenth century, on the site of the Romanesque church of Saints Philip and James.; J. Neuberg ; Adalbert von Lanna, Prague (1885–1909); Lanna sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin (November 9-16, 1909, no. 87); George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1941)
Sammlung des Freiherrn Adalbert von Lanna, Prag. Vol. 1. Berlin: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, November 9-16, 1909. no. 87, p. 20, pl. 1-2.

Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 3, Works of Art, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XIV.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1952. no. 47–48, pp. 56, 221.

Hoffmann, Konrad, ed. The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. no. 159, pp. 153-154.

Gauthier, Marie-Madeleine. Émaux du Moyen Âge Occidental. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1972. no. 66, pp. 114, 338.

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. III B no. 14, pp. 154-157.

Snyder, James. Medieval Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, 4th-14th century. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1989. fig. 384.

Pushkin Museum and State Hermitage Museum. Dekorativno-prikladnoe iskusstvo ot pozdneĭ antichnosti do pozdneĭ gotiki: Iz sobraniĭ muze︠i︡a Metropoliten, Nʹ︠i︡u Ĭork i Khudozhestvennogo Instituta, Chikago. Moscow: Pushkin Museum, 1990. no. 42, pp. 11-12, 30, fig. 42.

State Hermitage Museum. Dekorativno-prikladnoe iskusstvo ot pozdneĭ antichnosti do pozdneĭ gotiki. St. Petersburg: State Hermitage Museum, 1990. no. 42, pp. 90-91.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 71, pp. 250-253.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 70b, pp. 250-253.



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