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Morse with Crucifixion

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[inscription] Octafoil plaque with a molded edge representing the Crucifixion in repoussé. Hammered into a mold, champlevé, engraved, enameled, and gilded. Eleven pinholes are pierced around the edge to sew it to the garment. Larger pinholes at the top and bottom of the cross and four loops...

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Until 1868, Albert Germeau (d. by 1868), Paris; May 5, 1868, posthumous Germeau sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 62. Until 1907, Armand Queyroi (d. by 1907), Paris; February 26, 1907, posthumous Queyroi sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 29. 1924, Léonce Alexandre Rosenberg (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Paris; June 12, 1924, Rosenberg sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 58. Henri Daguerre, Paris [see note 1]. 1944, Alexander Max Bing (b. 1878 - d. 1959), New York; November 11, 1944, sold by Bing to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N6162); May 14, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 724, to the MFA for $600. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] According to the Brummer inventory card.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French (Limoges?), Medieval (Gothic), early 14th century

Object Place

Limoges (?), France


17.3 x 17.6 cm (6 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper