Jun 30, 2008
Jun 30, 2008

Plaque Pair: Simon and Thaddaeus and Thomas and Matthew

Plaque Pair: Simon and Thaddaeus and Thomas and Matthew

c. 1160

Part of a set. See all set records

Gilded copper, champlevé enamel

Overall: 6.1 x 6.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.462

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Romanesque
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Enamel

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