Figure, of Christ

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found at Ceres, Fife

Postcard of Figure, of Christ.
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Figure, of Christ

This 13th-century bronze figure of Christ originally formed part of a crucifix. It was made at Limoges in France, and was found in the churchyard at Ceres in Fife.

The figure is decorated with gilding, engraving, and blue and green enamel. It depicts Christ wearing a crown and a gown. The gown consists of a knee-length tunic worn over a long undergarment which descends to the ankles.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-328-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KE 7
Date: 12th - 13th century
13th century
Material: Gilded bronze; blue and green enamel
Dimensions: 170 mm x 133 mm x 18 mm D
What: Crucifix / figure / Christ
Subject: Crucifixes, reliquaries (NMAS Classification)
Who: Jesus Christ
Where: France, Limoges
Scotland, Fife, Ceres
Description: Gilded bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix, enamelled in blue and green in the Limoges or champleve manner, found in the churchyard at Ceres, Fife, 12th or possibly 13th century
  • Caldwell, D. H. (ed). Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 
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