Limoges 2nd quarter 13th century
Four enamelled copper symbols of the Evangelists, Limoges, second quarter 13th century
Engraved copper with remnants of the original gilding, enamel. These four quatrefoil appliques presumably originally decorated a cross. They depict the eagle, lion, bull and angel as symbols of the four Evangelists, surrounded by ornamental scrolls, the blue and red enamel of which forms a lively contrast to the gilded areas.
Each with two drilled holes. Losses to the enamel. Abrasions throughout. Each c. 7.2 x 6.8 cm.
Former Dresse de Lebioles collection, Embourg (Belgium). - South German private collection.