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Plaque with Standing Christ

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Mandorla-shaped plaque with eight pinholes. Hammered, champlevé, engraved, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, turquoise, light blue, white, yellow, green, and red in single and mixed fields of three colors. Christ, engraved and in reserve, stands full face with open palms on a...

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Until 1884, Alfred Greenough (b. 1843/44 - d. 1884), Milton, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker (b. 1817/18 - d. 1908); 1885, gift of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1885)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

French (Limoges), Medieval, first third of 13th century

Object Place

Limoges, France


12.4 x 9 x 0.16 cm (4 7/8 x 3 9/16 x 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel on copper