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Two fragments of a plaque: M.30A & B-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Two fragments of a plaque


Workshop: Unknown




Copper, champlevé, enamelled. The figure of Christ, reserved in the metal, is seated on a rainbow, holding a book in His left hand. The figure is enclosed in a mandorla of white enamel and the entire ground is dark blue enamel relieved by a scroll design reserved in the metal.


History note: Hollingworth Magniac, Colworth, Bedfordshire; sold Christie’s, 2, 4-8 and 11-15 July 1892, Catalogue of the renowned collection of works of art chiefly formed by the late Hollingworth Magniac Esq. (known as the Colworth Collection), 3th Day, 5 July, p. 79, part of lot 250B, the whole sold for £18.18.0 to Frank McClean, Tonbridge 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


13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - 1230 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Both composed of enamel copper
A Height 5.9 cm Length 10.8 cm
B Height 6.7 cm Length 7.9 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.30A & B-1904
Primary reference Number: 166269
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 March 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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