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Romanesque silver-gilt shrine

Origin / Date Benedictine Europe, c. 1045-1165
Material embossed silver gilt over yew or cedar wood
Dimensions 162 x 89 x 116mm
Availability For sale

Description

An unpublished Romanesque repousse silver-gilt shrine, probably a chrismal or chrismatory, from a Benedictine foundation such as Christ Church Canterbury or Monte Cassino.

A most important addition to the corpus of Romanesque metal work.

Commentary

See Medieval Art in Focus VII for full details.

Provenance

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

Literature

Unpublished

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