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Quatrefoil Plaque with Angel holding Instruments of the Passion

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Thin, roughly cut plaque enameled on both sides. Hammered, engraved, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are translucent lapis blue, purple, light gray blue, and deep blue (resulting from a mixture of the lapis-blue and purple glasses).The surface of the silver below the enamel is roughly...

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Provenance

1951, Mathias Komor, New York; 1951, sold by Mathias Komor to the MFA for $150. (Accession Date: December 12, 1957)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

6.3 x 6.2 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.741

Medium or Technique

Basse-taille enamel and gilding on silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels