Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

c. 1170

Gilded copper; champlevé and cloisonné enamel

Overall: 2.7 x 3.7 cm (1 1/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.274

Description

These decorative enamel plaques (1953.274, 1953.638, 1957.502, and 1961.27) have been linked to some of Cologne's most important reliquary shrines, namely the shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral and the shrines of Saints Maurinus and Albinus in the Benedictine abbey church of Saint Panteleon.

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