Plaque with Christ and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Christ’s arms are outstretched to display his wounds. The seven cloud-like forms on the periphery of the central medallion may refer to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The style and composition of the subject suggest a close link to manuscript illuminations produced in the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Fulda, a leading center of learning during the Ottonian period.

Plaque with Christ and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists, Ivory, Ottonian

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