Plaque: Thomas and Matthew

Plaque: Thomas and Matthew

c. 1160

Part of a set. See all set records

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

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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