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Quadrilateral plaque with two beaded edges and five tiny pinholes. Hammered, tooled, champlevé, enameled, engraved, chased, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, light blue, turquoise, white, green, yellow, and red in a mixed field of up to five colors. The central gilded panel is engraved...

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By 1935, Henri Garnier, Lille [see note 1]; September 21, 1936, sold by Garnier to Joseph Brummer, New York (stock no. P13126); 1947, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $1200. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] See "Exposition de Notre-Dame des Ardents et du Calvaire d'Arras dans l'Art et le Folklore" (Arras, June 16 - August 1, 1935), cat. no. 154.

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Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

German (Rhineland or Meuse), Medieval, last third of 12th century


2.8 x 17 cm (1 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper