French, Limoges, circa 1200-1210 | Book Cover with the Crucifixion
French, Limoges, circa 1200-1210
Book Cover with the Crucifixion
partially champlevé enamelled copper, with traces of gilding, on a modern Perspex mount
inscribed: 5[...] to the reverse
book cover: 22 by 10.5cm., 8 5/8 by 4 1/8 in.
mount: 26.5 by 13.5cm., 10½ by 5 3/8 in.
Overall the condition is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few losses to the enamel, including: around the corners at the top; in the background to the right of Saint John's head; and more extensively at the bottom of the composition. There is some further wear to the enamel, including small chips and minor craquelure. There are a few traces of gilding to the copper, notably at Christ's neck and ribcage, the necks of the other figures, and around the top and bottom edges. There are ten small holes for mounting. There are a few dents and minor warping to the copper, notably at the bottom corners and the edge on the right hand side. There is some rubbing to the appliques.
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