Reliquary Casket with Symbols of the Four Evangelists
Date ca. 1150
Movement Mature Romanesque
Medium Champlevé enamel on gilt copper
Dimensions 4.875 x 7.5 x 3.125″
Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This piece was likely to have been made in Limoges—a city known for its enamel-making–and is thought to have contained the relics of St. Martial. The areas of flat color that compose the Evangelist symbols and foliage hearken back to Medieval metalworks.