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Pyx


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Description This pyx, signed and stamped in 1513 by the Brussels goldsmith Nicolas Croisart, incorporates an earlier enamel plaque that was probably part of a paten. Christ appears on it as the judge of the Second Coming, showing the wounds he received on the cross. The Virgin and John the Baptist kneel before him, imploring him for lenience towards humanity. The dead, including a helmeted knight and a bishop wearing a miter, are rising up from their graves to face judgment. The sword of the Last Judgment and a lily emerge from Christ's mouth.
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
  • Visions of the End. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville. 2020.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Medallion: ca. 1320-1340; Pyx: 1513 (Medieval)
Medium
silver, "basse-taille" and champlevé enamel
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.113
Measurements
H: 1 5/8 x Diam: 2 5/16 in. (4.2 x 6 cm)
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Not On View

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