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French (Limoges) plaque

Photograph of the plaque shows a seated figure with a halo

Enamel on copper, 11.3 x 20.5cm
Accession Number M9

Limoges was the main centre for the production of enamelled metalwork in 13th century Europe. The figure is of John the Evangelist. This suggests that the piece was intended as the cover for a gospel book.