WMA 8001

Medieval Limoges Mount. A medieval copper-alloy casket or altar-cross mount in the form of a robed saint. The body is hollow-backed and has two holes for attachment. The figure would originally have been decorated with champlevé enamel. Some traces of the blue enamel and gilt surface still survive. 13th Century. North Nottinghamshire. 55 mm high. The style and decoration of the figure is characteristic of ecclesiastical metalwork produced in France, most notably Limoges, during the 12th and 13th centuries.


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