Three Romanesque enamel plaques by Unknown Artist

Three enamel plaques depicting (1) Alexander being drawn to Heaven in a chariot, (2) a man, possibly Samson, fighting a lion and (3) a man riding a camel.

Details

Medium:
Copper-gilt and enamel
Dimensions:
10 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75,000 ( Total: £825,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Christie's

Provenance

Lent by J.E.W.Rolls to Manchester Art Treasures exhibition in 1857; by descent, lent to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1924 by Lady Shelley-Rolls.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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