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Enamels Champlevé

Enamels Champlevé from Met Museum Collections.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Champlevé is an enameling technique in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished.
A frequent use of champlevé technique is first seen in early Celtic art in Europe, from the 3rd or 2nd century BC.
The name comes from the French for "raised field", meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enameled rather than raising the rest of the surface.
The technique has been used since ancient times and in Romanesque art its potential was fully used, decorating caskets, plaques, and vessels.
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Buckle or Stud, copper alloy
Terret (Rein Guide), copper alloy
Brooch, Egypt, 2nd Century CE (AD)
Disk Brooch, copper alloy, Roman Empire
Dragon-Shaped Brooch, copper alloy
Brooch in the Form of a Rabbit
Zoomorphic Brooch, copper alloy, Roman Empire
Roman Disk Brooch, bronze, Roman
Roman Hexagonal Pin, bronze, Roman
Flat Circular Button, copper alloy
Flat Button, copper alloy, Roman Empire
Roman Bow Brooch, bronze, Roman
Disk Brooch, Egypt, 2nd Century CE (AD)
Disk Brooch, bronze, Europe, Roman
Roman Seal Box, bronze, Roman
Brooch in the Form of a Dog
Brooch in the Form of a Peacock
Animal-Shaped Brooch, Egypt, 2nd Century CE (AD)
Roman Bow Brooch, bronze, Roman
Openwork and Pelta-Shaped Ornament
Roman Brooch, bronze, Roman
Six-Sided Pyx, bronze
Bow Brooch, Egypt, 200-299 CE (AD)
Box seal, Egypt, 200-299 CE (AD)
V-Shaped Brooch, Egypt, 200-299 CE (AD)
Disk Brooch, Egypt, 200-299 CE (AD)
Roman Brooch, bronze, Roman
Openwork Brooch, copper alloy, Roman Empire
Coptic Bead, copper alloy, Egypt

Coptic Bead, copper alloy, Egypt

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Plaque with the Annunciation
Champlevé Plaque, 11th century
Cross Terminal, 11th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Plaque, 11th century
Cross Terminal, 11th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque of St. Jude
Champlevé Chasse, 11th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque from a Book Cover or Portable Altar with Saint Thomas and the Lion of Saint Mark
Champlevé Cross, 11th century
Combat Between Dragon and Dog (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Quadruped (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Winged Dragon (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Plaque with the Baptism of Jesus
Champlevé Chasse of Champagnat, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Crucifix, 12th century

Champlevé Crucifix, 12th century

Made in possibly Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain

Plaque with Christ as Mediator
Plaque with Saints James, Matthew, and Thomas
Plaque with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre
Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus
Plaque with the Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew
Plaque with Saint Paul and His Disciples
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Pendant Medallion, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France

Pendant Medallion, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France

Similar medallions have been excavated in Spain as well as in England. Made in Limoges, France

Champlevé Cross, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Pricket Candlestick (one of a pair), Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Central Plaque of a Cross, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque from a Cross with the Winged Man of Saint Matthew
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Pair of Colonnettes from a Reliquary Shrine
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Champlevé Coffret, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Chasse with The Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Virgin and Child, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Pyx, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with the Crucifixion, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and Personifications of the Sun and Moon
Plaque from a Chasse, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Pyx, 12th century

Champlevé Pyx, 12th century

Made in Burgos, Spain

Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque from a Chasse, Limousin, Occitania, France
Tri-Lobed Arch from a Reliquary Shrine
Champlevé Pyx, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine
Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with Marking of the Door with the Letter Tau

Plaque with Marking of the Door with the Letter Tau

The image here had its origin in the Passover, when Moses ordered the elders of Israel to mark the houses of the Israelites with the blood of a slain lamb to protect their households. For Christians, the tau ca... More

Champlevé Chasse, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Band, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Plaque, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Censer, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with the Crucifixion, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Appliqué, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Champlevé Plaque, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with Moses, Aaron, and the Brazen Serpent
Champlevé Crucifix, 12th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Medallion from a Coffret, Limousin, Occitania, France
Head of a Crozier, Limousin, Occitania, France
Book-Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty, Limousin, Occitania, France
Eucharistic Dove, 13th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Plaque with Saint William of Bourges, Limousin, Occitania, France
Crozier Head with Saint Michael Slaying the Dragon, Limousin, Occitania, France
Equestrian Plaque, 13th century, Limousin, Occitania, France
Head of a Crozier with Saint Michael Slaying the Dragon
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