Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Copper: engraved, chased, scraped, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark and light blue, turquoise, green, yellow, red, and white | 27 x 16.9 x 2cm | c. 1210-20

Unknown Artist

The importance of scripture in Christianity is such that the book becomes an attribute of God himself. Here Christ is poised majestically in the heavens, surrounded by winged symbols of the authors of the four gospels, two of whom clutch books. This ...
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