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Reliquary Panel of the Triumphant Christ
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Reliquary Panel of the Triumphant Christ


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Description This reliquary panel illustrates Psalm 91, verse 13, “You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.” Christ, shown beardless, tramples upon evil, symbolized by the lion and the serpent. The panel is from the now lost, 11th-century shrine of St. Oda of Amay. It was mounted in its present frame in the 13th century, and relics were placed under the pieces of translucent horn. The only other surviving panel from this shrine is in The British Museum in London.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/07/1957Examinationexamined for condition
3/22/1962Examinationexamined for loan
9/09/1999Treatmentcleaned; repaired.
Exhibitions
  • Masterpieces of Art – Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). Seattle World's Fair, Seattle. 1962.
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
  • Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling. 2016.
Provenance Hollingworth Magniac, Colworth, Bedford, prior to 1862, by purchase; Charles Magniac, Colworth, 1867, by inheritance; Colworth Collection Sale, Christie's, London, July 4, 1892, no. 494; A. Tollin, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; A. Tollin Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 20, 1897, no. 93; Jacques Seligmann, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, ca. 1900, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, ca. 1900

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Panel: late 11th century; Frame: 13th century (Medieval)
Medium
silver, gilded silver, champlevé enamel, horn (bovine)
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.519
Measurements
H: 23 1/16 x W: 14 15/16 x D at metal surface: 1 15/16 in. (58.5 x 38 x 5 cm); D with rock crystal: 2 3/16 in. (5.56 cm)
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