Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Christ as Ruler of the World Surrounded by the Symbols of the Evangelists (Tetramorph) from the Corona Lucis,

From the group of nielli, Les seize Nielles du grand lustre de la Cathédrale d’Aix-la-Chapelle

Engraving (niello)

Edition: One of seven in the DAC collection from a set of sixteen 12th-century nielli, Les seize Nielles du grand lustre de la Cathédrale d’Aix-la-Chapelle (published in Paris by Tross, 1859).

Accession number: 1947.D1.144.4

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947

The image is one of seven impressions of the incised designs ornamenting the faces of the “Corona Luminaria” (chandelier) given in 1165 to the Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa when the Corona was taken down for repairs in the 12th century.

Work Type: print

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