Book-cover in gilt bronze and champleve enamel with symbols of
the Evangelists surrounding Christ in Majesty
Limoges Workshop 12th century (1100 - 1199)
Gilt bronze enamel
Width: 11.5 cm; Height: 23.5 cm;
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
About this work
This plaque, originally the centrepiece of a large liturgical book cover, exploits the arts of metalworking to the full, contrasting delicately chiselled gilt bronze elements with the brilliant blue of the enamel background.
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