Germany, Lower Saxony, Hildesheim, 11th century / Portable Altar of Countess Gertrude / c. 1045Germany, Lower Saxony, Hildesheim, 11th century
Portable Altar of Countess Gertrude
c. 1045

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: Germany
Creator Active Place: Germany
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Lower Saxony, Hildesheim, 11th century
Title: Portable Altar of Countess Gertrude
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1043
Creation End Date: 1047
Creation Date: c. 1045
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: red porphyry, gold, cloisonné enamel, gems, and pearls on a core of oak
Dimensions: Overall: 10.2cm x 26.7cm x 20.35cm
Inscriptions: translation of inscription: In order to live happily in Him, Gertrude presented to Christ this stone glistening with precious stones.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1931.462.a
Credit Line: Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust
AMICA ID: CMA_.1931.462.a
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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