Médaillon : cavalier au faucon

Date Created: 04 June 2019

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet

Owner: Musee de Cluny

Location: Paris, France

Link to: Website

  • France
  • Falcon
  • Artwork
  • 12th Century
  • Hunting
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An elegant horseman, falcon in hand, stands out against a background of blue enamel sprinkled
with discs and rosettes. The subject of this medallion, hunting falcon, is related to the themes of
secular decoration developed in the Work of Limoges in the years 1180-1190, evoking the
aristocratic and chivalrous world. The technique, also appeared around 1180-1190, combines
enamelled backgrounds and figures in reserve (unglazed), with engraved and chiselled details and
small applique heads.
No. Inventory: Cl. 14697 Diameter: 7.1 cm Period: 1st quarter of the 13th century Technique: enamel Work not visible

Un élégant cavalier, faucon au poing, se détache sur un fond d’émail bleu parsemé de disques et de rosettes. Le sujet de ce médaillon, la chasse au faucon, se rattache aux thèmes du décor profane développés dans l’Œuvre de Limoges dans les années 1180-1190, évocation du monde aristocratique et chevaleresque. La technique, apparue également vers 1180-1190, combine  des fonds émaillés et des figures en réserve (non émaillées), avec des détails gravés et ciselés et de petites têtes d’applique.

N° Inventaire : Cl. 14697
Diamètre : 7,1 cm
Technique : émail
Oeuvre non visible

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