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  • Champlevé enamel. Wood covered with Champleve enamelled plaques. Copper plaques, champlevé, enamelled, engraved, and gilt, with three applied settings for gems, now lost (originally six, two oval and two rectangular, mounted on a wooden carcase, lined with blue paper. The rectangular reliquary stands on four short legs and has a roof with slopes on the front and back. Height (whole) 13.8 cm, length (whole) 13.5 cm, depth (whole) 6.2 cm, circa 1250 to 1300. Production Place: Limoges. Medieval.
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