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Plaque with the Crucifixion

ca. 1060–70
Made in Amalfi, Italy
South Italian
Overall: 5 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/8 in. (12.9 x 8.6 x 1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
This plaque probably served as the central panel of a triptych icon.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Salerno, Italy. Museo Diocesano di San Matteo. "L'enigma degli avori medievali da Amalfi a Salerno," December 20, 2007–April 30, 2008.

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