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Processional Cross

Date:
13th century
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Champlevé enamel, gilt copper and rock crystals
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (72.7 x 35.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.332
Not on view
Like the upper and lower book cover plaques from Limoges, the front and back of the cross combine images of the crucified Christ and the resurrected Christ in Majesty. The figures were worked in copper separately and then applied to the enameled surfaces. The raised forms made the figures easier to see when the cross was carried.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1970–March 29, 1970.

Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 16, 1970–July 5, 1970.

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. 61, pp. 134-135, 257.

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