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A Sainted Bishop: M.28A & B-1904

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Sainted Bishop

Maker(s)

Workshop: Unknown

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Description

Two rectangular pieces of a plaque, the upper piece wider than the lower piece. Copper, engraved, punched, and champlevé enamelled. A bishop with a halo indicated sainthood, seated under a Romanesque arch resting on acanthus capitals on columns whose lower parts are missing. He holds a crook in his left hand and a book in his right. In the background there are four- and eight-pointed stars and small discs reserved in a punched ground.

Notes

History note: Hollingworth Magniac, Colworth, Bedfordshire (17i6-1867); Charles Magniac; sold Christie’s, 2, 4-8 and 11-15 July 1892, Catalogue of the renowned collection of works of art chiefly formed by the late Hollingworth Magniac Esq. (known as the Colworth Collection), third day, 5 July, p. 79, part of lot 250B

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Early 13th Century
Medieval
Circa 1200 CE - 1225 CE

Note

The four-pointed and eight-pointed stars, discs and stylised ornament reserved in the punched ground is characteristic of a group of enamels described as the 'Star Group of Enamels' by F.W. Stohlman in 1950 (see Documentation). The columns and arch are close to a plaque in the Musée de Cluny, Paris (no. 4522).

School or Style

Romanesque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Both Parts composed of copper
A Height 8.1 cm Width 11.1 cm
B Height 8.1 cm Width 7 cm
Background

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.28A & B-1904
Primary reference Number: 166014
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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