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High medieval chrismatory

Origin / Date Loire valley or Aquitaine, c. 1045-1085 or earlier
Material silver gilt over yew wood
Dimensions 162 x 89 x 116mm
Availability For sale


An unpublished, likely high medieval Chrismatory, probably Anjou or Aquitaine c. 1050, based on Carolingian models from western Francia (Corbie or Saint-Martin of Tours?) of c. 780-850;


See Medieval Art in Focus VII for full details.


Private collection Siena to 1990.
Private collection Florence and Paris to 2019.

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