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Relief of Christ

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Frontal crucified Christ wearing a dalmatic and alb. A single copper sheet, cut out, repoussé (into a mold), champlevé, engraved, chased, enameled, and gilded. There is one pinhole in each hand. The eyes are dark-blue glass; the crown, inset with small beads of the same blue glass, is...

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By 1935, Robert Woods Bliss (b. 1875 - d. 1962), Washington, D.C.; March 17, 1937, sold by Bliss to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N4045); April 23, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 712a, to the MFA for $275. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French (Limoges), Medieval, about 1210

Object Place

Limoges, France


18.3 x 15.5 x 2.1 cm (7 3/16 x 6 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper