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LOT 0541

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,300 - 4,410
USD ($) 3,890 - 5,190

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£2,700 (EUR 2,974; USD 3,502) (+bp*)

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Medieval Limoges Gilt Corpus Christi

12th-13th century AD

A gilt bronze Corpus Christi wearing crown with central cross finial, head slumped to the left, arms outstretched, tunic around waist, legs and feet together; details to feet, hands, face and clothing; piercing to each hand and the feel for attachment; mounted on a custom-made stand. 213 grams total, 22cm including stand (8 3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a European gentleman living in London; from his grandfather's collection by descent in 1989; formerly in the family collection since at least the 1970s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10232-167000.
Literature
Cf. Hook and MacGregor, Medieval England, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1997, p.42, for a later but comparable example of a Limoges crucifix.