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Chalice

Date:
ca. 1380–90
Geography:
Made in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Culture:
Catalan
Medium:
Silver, silver gilt, translucent enamels
Dimensions:
H. 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm); Diam. of base: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.66
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
The method of mounting recti-curvilinear enamel plaques seen here is particular to goldsmiths’ work in Catalonia. The larger plaques represent the Betrayal, the Carrying of the Cross, and the Crucifixion. The heads stippled above the circular roundels are a fine example of this metalwork technique, which rarely was used in Spanish art.
Marking: Marks: (on the underside of the foot) +BA / RCK;
(on the outside of the lip) import mark [19th century]
Richard von Passavant-Gontard, Frankfurt (1929) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd., London (sold 1988)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recent Acquisitions, 1987-1988 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1988). p. 18.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Eighteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1987, through June 30, 1988." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 118 (1988). p. 33.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 189, pp. 160–61.

Domenge i Mesquida, Joan. "Circulation d'objets, d'orfèvres et de techniquess: l'émail en ronde-bosse en Espagne autour de 1400." In Les transferts artistiques dans l'Europe gothique: Repenser la circulation des artistes, des œvres, des thèmes et des savoir-faire (XIIe-XVIe siècle), edited by Jacques Dubois, Jean-Marie Guillouët, Benoît van den Bossche, and Annamaria Ersek. Paris: Picard, 2014. pp. 158-9, fig. 6.

Dubois, Jacques, Jean-Marie Guillouët, and Benoît van den Bossche. "Le 'déplacement' comme problème: Les transferts artistiques à l'époque gothique." In Les transferts artistiques dans l'Europe gothique: Repenser la circulation des artistes, des œvres, des thèmes et des savoir-faire (XIIe-XVIe siècle), edited by Jacques Dubois, Jean-Marie Guillouët, Benoît van den Bossche, and Annamaria Ersek. Paris: Picard, 2014. p. 27, fig. 7.



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