A Limoges rectangular parcel-gilt and enamelled reliquary casket
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- Late 13th century
- Enamelling technique Champlevé, Gilt copper
- 19 x 23 x 9.5 cm
Catalogue des sculptures, tableaux, tapis etc. formant la collection d'objects d'art du Musée van Stolk. La Haye, Martinus Nijhof, 1912, p. 85, no. 450.
The hinged triangular lid is surmounted by an arched gable with pierced fleur-de-lys and bun finials, the body is decorated overall with roundels containing half-length figures of winged angels.
This gabled architectural form was one of the most popular types of reliquary produced by the Limoges enamellers, and the roundels here with the half-length figures of angels was a favoured motif. A smilar example is in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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