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Contributo al Corpus des émaux méridionaux: le croci in smalto di Limoges (1140-1240)

Lorenzo Margani


This essay focuses on enameled Limoges crosses manufactured between the twelth and thirteenth century. It analyses their typology, style and execution techniques, as well as their extraordinary widespread circulation in Medieval Europe. Firstly, the article discusses the Roman period (1140-1190); secondly, early Gothic high-quality crosses (1190-1215), reporting the results of the ongoing research led by the Musée du Louvre and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art; finally, preliminary reflections on the crosses belonging to the future Corpus des émaux méridionaux, tome III (1215-1240), are suggested.