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One of Two Doors with Ironwork

Date:
12th century
Geography:
Made in Pyrenees, France or Spain
Culture:
French or Spanish
Medium:
Oak and iron
Dimensions:
Overall: 114 x 39 1/2 x 2 in. (289.6 x 100.3 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.291
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 4
Worked into the iron strapwork is a representation of Christ on the Cross, set against a wheel pattern and with geometric and leaf-form patterns and horses’ heads with stylized manes.
George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
Schrader, J. L. "George Grey Barnard: The Cloisters and the Abbaye." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 37, no. 1 (Summer 1979). p. 3, fig. 2.

Barnet, Peter, and Nancy Y. Wu. The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. no. 19, pp. 46, 194.

Barnet, Peter, and Nancy Y. Wu. The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture. 75th Anniversary ed. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. p. 43.



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