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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Crucifix   (1930.03.0002)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 13th or 14th century CE
Culture French

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 25.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.9 cm
Weight 572 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Copper, Enamel
Manufacturing Processes Cast, Enamelled--Champlevé
Munsell Color Information Dark Reddish Brown (7.5r 2/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

"THIRTEENTH-CENTURY CRUCIFIX. Christian teaching in the High Middle Ages stressed the humanity, compassion, and understanding of Christ, as the face of Christ on this richly enameled crucifix suggests." -John Buckler and John McKay, A History of Western Society, (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979), 285.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

'Two Medieval Enameled Objects Studies by X-ray Fluorescence,' Advances in Chemistry Series No. 220, Archaeological Chemistry IV, Ed. Ralph O. Allen, 1989, p. 233-247. McKay, Hill and Buckler, A History of Western Society, 1983 and 2005. P. Hopke, W. Williams, H. Maguire, D. Two Medieval Enameled Objets Studied by X-ray Fluorescence. Antoine, Elisabeth. Emaux meridionaux: L'oeuvre de Limoges. Darty, Linda. The art of enameling: techniques, projects, inspiration. New York: Lark Books, 2004. Print. 114-115.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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