Chasse of Champagnat


Chasse of Champagnat, ca. 1150 French; Made in Limoges Copper: engraved and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, medium blue, turquoise, green, red, and white; 4 7/8 x 7 7/16 x 3 3/8 in. (12.4 x 18.9 x 8.5 cm). Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.685).

A copper chest engraved with blue, green, red and white enamel. This is a stunning example of medieval art from the church of Saint-Martial, in the diocese of Limoges. Christ is represented along with Mary Magdalene, the first bishop of Limoges, Saint Paul and a variety of evangelists.


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