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Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Date:
ca. 1210–20
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper: engraved, chased, scraped, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark and light blue, turquoise, green, yellow, red, and white
Dimensions:
Overall (with wooden support): 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 13/16 in. (27 x 16.9 x 2 cm) enamels without wooden support: 10 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (26.1 x 16 cm) center plaque: 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (21 x 10.8 cm) vertical border plaques: 8 1/4 x 1 in. (21 x 2.6 cm) horizontal border plaques: 6 1/4 x 1 in. (15.9 x 2.6 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.798
464661

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