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Plaque with Busts of Four Angels

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Rectangular plaque with four pinholes. Hammered, champlevé, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, red, white, and green in single and mixed fields of three colors. Four red arches contain busts of angels in reserve against a lapis-blue ground. The angels are arranged in facing...

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By 1925, Arnold, Seligmann Rey and Co., New York; April 27, 1926, half-share sold to Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. H24); May 11, 1940, half-share sold by Brummer back to Arnold Seligmann Rey and Co.; 1941, sold by Arnold Seligmann Rey to the MFA for $400. (Accession Date: April 10, 1941)

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

German (Cologne), Medieval, about 1220–30


2.9 x 13.3 cm (1 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper