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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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Brooch
Bow Brooch
Bow Brooch
Brooch
Disk Brooch
Seal Box

Seal Box

Made in Gaul

Box seal
Bow Brooch
Openwork Brooch

Openwork Brooch

Made in Gaul

Brooch

Brooch

Made in Gaul

Bead

Bead

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Cross Terminal

Cross Terminal

Made in Limoges, France

Plaque
Cross
Plaque
Cross Terminal

Cross Terminal

Made in Limoges, France

Crucifix

Crucifix

Made in possibly Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain

Pricket Candlestick (one of a pair)
Cross

Cross

Made in Limoges, France

Pendant Medallion

Pendant Medallion

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

Coffret
Pyx

Pyx

Made in Burgos, Spain

Plaque with the Crucifixion

Plaque with the Crucifixion

Made in Limoges, France

Plaque
Plaque from a Chasse

Plaque from a Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, 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

Plaque from a Chasse

Plaque from a Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Censer

Censer

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Plaque

Plaque

Made in Limoges, France

Pyx

Pyx

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Appliqué

Appliqué

Made in Limoges, France

Pyx

Pyx

Made in Limoges, France

Crucifix

Crucifix

Made in Limoges, France

Chasse

Chasse

Made in Limoges, France

Band

Band

Made in Limoges, France

Plaque with the Crucifixion

Plaque with the Crucifixion

Made in Limoges, France

Medallion from a Coffret

Medallion from a Coffret

Made in Limoges, France

Head of a Crozier

Head of a Crozier

Made in Limoges, France

Pyx

Pyx

Made in Limoges, France

Medallion with Archer Shooting Bird
Medallion with Youth on Galloping Horse