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Home     Limoges reliquary mount of a saint
Limoges reliquary mount of a saint

Limoges reliquary mount of a saint



Limoges reliquary mount of a saint

Period: 13th century

Limoges reliquary enamelled mount, depicting a Saint or Apostel figure, wearing a ceremonial robe and holding a bible. With traces of blue and red enamelling and gilding.

The two holes in the body were designed for fixing the figure with rivets or nails to the crucifix or casket.

Material: copper alloy
Size: 5,8 cm x 2 cm

Article code: 11-2310

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Mounts such as these are often seen in sets of multiple figures decorating the sides of reliquaries or caskets (also called chasse) or were attached to a Limoges crucifix. They are also called 'Poupée de Limoges'.

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