Paris – Cluny I

Green porphyry with silver iconographic border
Photo: Musée de Cluny, Paris
Image copyright: Musée de Cluny, Paris

Made: c.1000-1050, Bamberg or Fulda, Germany, artist and patron unknown

Current Location: Musée de Cluny, Paris, France (Cl. 13072)

Dimensions and Materials: 23 x 25 x 1.5cm; serpentine/green porphyry, silver

Iconography: two bishops (St. Blasius and St. Nicolaus), Melchisedech and Aaron, Abraham, sacrifice of Isaac, Christ, St. Peter, St. Paul; foliage, Agnus Dei and four cardinal virtues

Inscriptions: HIC C[ON]DVNT[V]R RELIQVIAE S[AN]C[T]I IOHANNIS PAPT[E] ET CIRIACI PANCRACII KILIANI MART[YRI] / ABRAHAH / MELCHISEDECH / AARON S[AN]C[TV]S BLASIVS / S[AN]C[TV]S NICOLAVS / IVSTICIA / PRVDENCIA / FORTITVDO / TEMPERANCIA / AGNVS DOMINI

Bibliography: Braun 1924; Budde 1998, Nr.10; De Fleury 1887; Karapli and Papastavrou 2014; Palazzo 2008; Spitzer Collection Vol. 1; Neumann 1891; Fairholt and Wright 1857

Website: https://www.musee-moyenage.fr/collection/oeuvre/autel-portatif-germanique.html