Plaque with the Resurrection of the Dead, Museum no. M.104-1945

Plaque with the Resurrection of the Dead
Gilded copper with champlevé enamel
Inscribed in Latin with part of a rhyming poem about the Crucifixion
Limoges, France
About 1250
Museum no. M.104-1945

With another plaque (now in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore), this may once have adorned the base of an exceptionally large crucifix. Both have the same pseudo-Kufic (Arabic) script on the border. This plaque shows the dead rising up after the Crucifixion, as recounted in St Matthew's Gospel.