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Tabernacle of Cherves, ca. 12201230  French; Made in Limoges  Gilded copper and champlev enamel    30 11/16 x 18 1/8 x 9 13/16 in. (78 x 46 x 25 cm)  Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.735)

Tabernacle of Cherves

Tabernacle of Cherves, ca. Made in Limoges Gilded copper and champlevé enamel 30 x 18 x 9 in. x 46 x 25 cm) Gift of J.

Chrismatory [Limoges] (17.190.853) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chrismatory

Chrismatory [Limoges] ca. 1200 Small enamel ornamented box with held chrism (consecrated oils) for anointing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chasse of Champagnat [French] (17.190.685), ca. 1150, made in Limoges of gilded copper and champlevé enamel | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chasse of Champagnat

Chasse of Champagnat. Saint Martial, first bishop of Limoges, prominently appears to the right of Christ on this gilded enamel reliquary

A look at the entire reliquary altar

A look at the entire reliquary altar. I think this is a true, very old reliquary. But it sure is full of ideas for my assemblage creations.

Pyx, Limoges, ca. 1200. Copper alloy, enamel, gold. Taken from the Greek word 'pyxis' meaning 'box-wood receptacle', pyxes were vessels used to house the Eucharist which was given to the congregation during the celebration of Mass.

Pyx

Limoges - Pyx - Copper Alloy, Enamel, Gold - 1200 - Taken from the Greek word 'pyxis' meaning 'box-wood receptacle', pyxes were vessels used to house the Eucharist which was given to the congregation during the celebration of Mass.

Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty, ca. 1180–90  Made in Limoges, France  Copper: engraved, chiseled, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and light green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red on exterior

Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty

Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty, ca. Made in Limoges, France Copper: engraved, chiseled, stippled gilt.

Reliquary from the tenth century, displays a masterful treatment of ivory where the surface is modeled by incision and relief carving while the background is pierced through. In the Middle Ages, it was common for ivory-covered reliquaries to display scenes of the life of the saint, whose remains were held within the container, but in this example, the ivory displays more purely decorative imagery.

Bursa Reliquary

Bursa Reliquary Date: century Culture: North Italian Medium: Bone, copper-gilt, wood Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 7 x 3 x x Classification: Ivories

Reliquary-Casket France, 13th century Name: Reliquary-Casket Place of creation: France Date: 13th century School: Limoges Material: wood, copper and enamel Technique: cast, champleve enamel, with gilding Dimension: 16x3,2x5,8 cm.

Reliquary-Casket France, century Name: Reliquary-Casket Place of creation: France Date: century School: Limoges Material: wood, copper and enamel Technique: cast, champleve enamel, with gilding Dimension: cm.

Reliquary Chasse with the Adoration of the Magi. French (Limoges). ca. 1200–30. Copper gilt, enamel (champlevé)  British Museum. ToH 184x

Reliquary Chasse with the Adoration of the Magi - Treasures of Heaven

A medieval tabernacle from Cologne:          Base of tabernacle with metal underside removed, revealing an attribution note from 1855  This object, made around 1180 A.D.

Tabernacle Place of origin: Köln (city), Germany (made) Date: ca. 1180 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Walrus ivory and elephant ivory figures and reliefs, mounted in a setting of gilt copper and enamel on an oak core

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