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Plaque with the Death of the Virgin

Artist:
Workshop of Jean Pénicaud I (French, ca. 1490–after 1543)
Date:
early 16th century
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Painted enamel, copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (14.3 x 16.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Painted
Credit Line:
The Jules S. Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.111
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
The scene is the work of an innovative artist who was still struggling to master the laws of perspective.
Inscription: Inscribed (across top): MATER DEI MEMEN TO MEI [?] OMINE; (on green jar behind Virgin's head): DEI/MATER/MEMEN; (on bottom border of bed cover): MAR/ GRACI A PLEI IA
Lord Amherst of Hackney, Didlington Hall, Norfolk (sold 1908); [ Duveen Brothers, London, Paris and New York (sold 1928)]; Jules S. Bache, New York (1928-1949)
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