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Fragment of a plaque from a reliquary chasse: The Crucifixion, between 1175 and 1200

  • French

Champlevé enamel on copper with traces of gilt

  • Overall: 4 3/8 × 2 3/4 × 7/16 inches (11.1 × 7 × 1.1 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill

49.437

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Christianity
  • French
  • Champlevé
  • Gilding
  • Enamel
  • Copper
  • Figures (representations)
  • Plaque (flat object)
  • Cross (object)
  • Limoges
  • Christ
  • Crucifixion

possibly Gilbert collection

(Henri Leman, Hotel Drouot, Paris, France)

purchased by Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA), former loan in 1931

1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Gauthier, M.-M. "Une chasse limousine du dernier quart du XIIe siecle; themes iconographiques, composition et essai de chronologie," Melanges Offerts a Rene Crozet. P. Gallais and Y.-J. Riou, eds, Poitiers, 1966, vol. 2, p. 950. Barnet, Peter. "Medieval Limoges Enamels in the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 63, nos. 3/4 (1988): pp. 16-25, (figs. 3 and 4 (reverse)).

French, Fragment of a plaque from a reliquary chasse: The Crucifixion, between 1175 and 1200, champlevé enamel on copper with traces of gilt. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 49.437.