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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

85.86

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels