May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008

Set of Four Ornamental Plaques

Set of Four Ornamental Plaques

c. 1380–1400

Part of a set. See all set records

Champlevé enamel, glass paste stones, and gilding on copper

Overall: 11.2 x 7.7 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1923.916


These plaques appear to have been part of a larger ensemble forming a band of decoration affixed to a church altar. Each plaque is decorated in multiple techniques-embossing, engraving, enameling, and gilding-to create a sumptuous visual effect.

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