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Plaque with the Crucifixion

first quarter 13th century
Made in Limoges, France
Copper (plaque): chased, engraved, stippled, and gilt; Champlevé enamel, Figures are applied and gilt; background: turquoise bands with reserved circles and colored rosettes on dark blue ground; colors: red, green, yellow. blue, gray-blue, white.
Overall: 6 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 5/8 in. (16.8 x 17.1 x 1.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription: (at top of cross) changed from I P S to read X P S.
Georges Hoentschel (French); Jacques Seligmann, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan (American)(London and New York)
Pératé, André. Collections Georges Hoentschel: Émaux du XIIe au XVe siècle. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1911. no. 58, fig. XXXV.

Sutton, Denys, ed. Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 1989. no. 4, pp. 62–63, ill.

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