Central Plaque of a Cross


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

The rose-colored face of Christ, his chalk-white torso with fine lines of gilded copper that articulate the interior and exterior lines of his body, and the knee-length deep-blue loincloth link this cross to a small number of others associated with the abbey at Grandmont.

Central Plaque of a Cross, Copper: engraved, stippled, gilt; champlevé enamel: dark and light blue, translucent dark and opaque medium green, yellow, translucent and opaque red, rose, and white, French

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