Mosan, Valley of the Meuse, Romanesque period, 12th century
Gilded copper, champlevé enamel, Overall: 5.8 x 6.1 cm (2 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.462.2
It is likely this pair of enamel plaques depicting the apostles Simon with Thaddeus and Thomas with Matthew once formed part of the decoration of a portable altar, a reliquary triptych, or some other kind of liturgical object.
Paris 1913, Exposition d'objects d'art du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance, organise par le Marquise de Ganay a L'Ancien Hotel de Sagan
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