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Ciborium with Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Christ
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Ciborium with Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Christ


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This type of elegant, elevated pyx is called a ciborium, the Latin word for a covered receptacle or cup. By the 14th century, traveling artists had brought the style and technique of Limoges enamel to other European regions, including northern Spain. This ciborium is characteristic of Spanish work in its use of dark red enamel and sketchy, lightly engraved figures.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/17/1961Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the lower bowl of the ciborium, four medallions with the enameled text: Ih[ESU]S; [Translation] Jesus. Marked on the back with: +
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908

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Period
mid 14th century (Medieval)
Medium
champlevé enamel on gilded copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.112
Measurements
H: 8 15/16 x W: 5 1/4 x D: 6 9/16 in. (22.7 x 13.3 x 16.6 cm)
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