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Crucifix / figure / Christ

Description

Gilded bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix, enamelled in blue and green in the Limoges or champleve manner, found in the churchyard at Ceres, Fife, 12th or possibly 13th century

Museum reference

H.KE 7

Object name

Crucifix / figure / Christ

Production information

Limoges, France, Western Europe

Date

12th - 13th century

Materials

Bronze, Gilt, Enamel

Physical description

Gilded bronze; blue and green enamel. Generally good condition; missing eyes, much of the gilding and some enamel on the upper body.

Associations

Depicted: Jesus Christ
Ceres, Fife, Scotland, Northern Europe
Limoges, France, Western Europe

Exhibitions

  • Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland (12 Aug 1982 - 26 Sep 1982)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

References

Glenn, Virginia, Romanesque & Gothic: Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland, NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh, 2003

Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

On display

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