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Half-length cloisonné figure in a shallow copper box made of two pieces. It is gilded on the front and sides, and the cloisons are attached to a base plate whose edges, bent to form the sides, are soldered to an upper plate that has been cut to frame the enamel. A shallow impression of the...

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Provenance

By 1935, Henri Garnier, Lille [see note 1]; July 4, 1938, sold by Garnier to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P15016); April 23, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 699, to the MFA for $1000. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] He lent this to the "Exposition de Notre-Dame des Ardents et du Calvaire d'Arras dans l'Art et le Folklore" (Arras, June 16 - August 1, 1935), cat. no. 155.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French (Southwestern France, Conques (?)), Medieval, late 11th–early 12th century (?)

Dimensions

6.4 x 4.6 cm (2 1/2 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.471

Medium or Technique

Cloisonné enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels