Plaque with Saint William of Bourges


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Early in his career, and well before he became archbishop in 1205, William of Bourges was a hermit-monk at the abbey at Grandmont, near Limoges. It is fitting, therefore, that this plaque honoring him was created in the enamel technique for which Limoges was renowned.

Plaque with Saint William of Bourges, Copper: engraved and gilt: champlevé enamel: dark blue, turquoise, medium green, yellow, red, and white, French

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