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Altar Cruet

Date:
ca. 1250
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: formed, engraved, and gilt; champlevé enamel: medium and light blue, turquoise, green, red, and white; glass cabochon
Dimensions:
Height: 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.39
Not on view
John Campbell, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane British, 1796–1862, London (in 1857) ; Lt. General Augustus Pitt Rivers 1827–1900, Farnham, Dorset, England ; Dr. Philip Nelson British, 1872–1953, Liverpool ; [ F. A. Drey, London (sold 1947)] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (sold 1947)]
Rupin, Ernest. L'Oeuvre de Limoges. Paris: Alphonse Picard et Fils, 1890. pp. 528-29, fig. 593.

Rorimer, James J. "A Treasury at the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 6, no. 9 (May 1948). p. 247.

Stoddard, Whitney S. Monastery and Cathedral in France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1966. pp. 366–67, fig. 415.

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. 59, pp. 130-131, 257.

Frazer, Margaret English. "Medieval Church Treasuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 43, no. 3 (Winter 1985-1986). p. 10, fig. 3.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 137, pp. 382-383.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 136, pp. 382-83.

McLachlan Elizabeth Parker. "Liturgical Vessels and Implements." In The Liturgy of the Medieval Church, edited by Thomas J. Heffernan, and E. Ann Matter. Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Western Michigan University, 2005. p. 392.



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