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One of a Pair of Columns from a Shrine
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One of a Pair of Columns from a Shrine


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Description This piece is one of two small columns, or colonnettes, detached from the sides of a church-shaped reliquary shrine. One column (Walters 44.597) has checkered trellis pattern of enamel filled with tiny crosses and is topped by a gilt capital ornamented with small cast birds. The other column (Walters 44.598) has alternating, diagonal bands filled with cross ornament set within quatrefoils and a capital cast with an acanthus-leaf motif.
Exhibitions
  • The Year 1200. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1970.
Provenance Germeau, Paris; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, by purchase; Sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, April 23, 1949, no. 718; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
late 12th century (Medieval)
Medium
champlevé enamel on gilded copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.598
Measurements
9 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (23.7 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm)
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