Mosan, Valley of the Meuse, Romanesque period, 12th century
gilded copper, champlevé enamel, Overall: 6 x 6.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 7/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.462
It is likely this pair of enamel plaques depicting the apostles Simon with Thaddeus and Thomas with Matthew once formed part of the decoration of a portable altar, a reliquary triptych, or some other kind of liturgical object.
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