Virgin and Child

Copper: formed, repoussé, engraved, chased, scraped, and gilt; hands cast; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, green, yellow, red, and white; glass cabochons; wood core | 36 x 12.3 x 11.7cm | c. 1200

Unknown Artist

The enameled book and the engraving of the Virgin’s crown and slippers and of the Child’s hair are characteristic of Limoges work. Enamels of the type for which Limoges was famous are often preserved in Spain, and, indeed, this work belonged to a Spa...
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