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Two Crowned Martyrs: M.31-1904

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Titles

Two Crowned Martyrs

Maker(s)

Unknown (Workshop)

Description

Plaque from the gable end of a reliquary. Copper, champlevé, engraved, enamelled, in two shades of blue, green, red, and white, and gilt. Pentagonal with ten small circular holes situated at each corner and half-way along each side. Two crowned maryrs wearing long gowns, and each holding a palms in his left hand, are seated on a cross-hatched plank surrounded by scrolling stems bearing leaves, and between the figures, two cones, reserved in a blue ground. Under their feet is a gilt band bearing the inscription EXVLTABVNT: DÑO OSSA: HVMILIATA (The humiliated bones shall rejoice in the Lord) . Below it is a wavy band over two skewed rectangular coffins containing bones, and at the bottom of the plaque, diagonal wavy lines representing water.

Notes

History note: Louis-Fidel Debruge-Duménil Collection, Paris; sold Paris, Bonnefons de Lavialle, 23 January - 9 February and 4-12 March, 1850, Catalogue des objets d’art qui composent la collection Debruge Duménil, ADD; Lord Hastings; Frank McClean, Tunbridge Wells

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ Haute-Vienne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Early 13th Century
Medieval
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1210 CE

Note

The matching gable end, formerly in the Keir Collection, is in the Thomson Collection in the Art Collection of Ontario, in Toronto.

School or Style

Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( two shades of blue, green, red, and white) gold Plaque composed of copper At Apex Height 24 cm
At Widest Width 17.7 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EXVLTABVNT: DÑO OSSA: HVMILIATA
  • Location: On front below figures
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.31-1904
Primary reference Number: 118316
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 February 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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