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Plaque with Saint John the Evangelist

Date:
ca. 1175–1200
Geography:
Made in Rhine valley, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Champlevé and cloisonné enamel, copper alloy, gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. (8.1 x 8.2 x 1.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.432
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The Latin inscriptions name John and the opening words of his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word.”
Inscription: Inscribed: IOHANNES and IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBVM.
comte Chandon de Briailles ; Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Pératé, André. Collections Georges Hoentschel: Émaux du XIIe au XVe siècle. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1911. no. 17, fig. VII.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 32, 60, fig. 12, ill. p. 32.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 32, 60, fig. 12, ill. p. 32.

Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 141.



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