Paris – Cluny II (Judith of Flanders)

Red porphyry altar stone in frame of silver
Photo: Musée de Cluny, Paris
Image copyright: Musée de Cluny, Paris

Made: c.1025-1075, Winchester, England, probably owned by Judith of Flanders

Current Location: Musée de Cluny, Paris, France (Cl. 11459)

Dimensions and Materials: 13.8 x 26.1 x 1.5cm; red porphyry, silver, niello, wood

Iconography: Crucifixion, Evangelist symbols, Agnus Dei, Virgin Mary, Gabriel, John the Evangelist, Raphael

Inscriptions: DISCIPVLVS PLORAT RAPHAEL QVEM SEMP[ER] ADORAT / [GE]NITRIX MERET GABRIEL CVI SCS ADHERET/ [I]NG[EMI]T HIC LVC[AS] PRO RE[GE] [JOHANNE]S ET ORA[T]

Bibliography: Budde 1998, Nr.11; De Fleury 1887; Favreau 2003; Okasha and O’Reilly 1984; Palazzo 2008

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