Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Champlevé enamel, copper alloy, gilt | 6.8 x 2.7 x 0.3cm | c. 1170

Unknown Artist

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic achievements of their time. Refined dec...
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