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Ornamental Plaque

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Rectangular plaque with four pinholes in corners and minute beading on bottom edge. Hammered, engraved, fired, scraped, and gilded. Two acanthus scrolls and part of a third are shown against a gold ground. A narrow brown border surrounds the design on three sides.

Provenance

Julius Goldschmidt, London. By 1950, John Hunt, London and Dublin; 1952, gift of John Hunt to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of John Hunt

German (Cologne), Medieval, about 1181–1200

Object Place

Cologne, Germany

Dimensions

4.8 x 2.9 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1083

Medium or Technique

Vernis brun and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels