Stavelot Triptych

Dublin Core

Title

Stavelot Triptych

Subject

Narrative scenes of legends of the True Cross (Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, St. Helena’s discovery of the Cross)

Description

Inscription reading ‘Behold the Cross of the Lord. Let adverse parties flee. He [Christ] conquered, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah of the root of David’

Contains slivers of True Cross in inner triptych

Creator

Mosan Metalworkers, Romanesque

Source

Stavelot Abbey, Meuse River Valley, modern-day Belgium

COSAIR Online Collection Catalog. "The Stavelot Triptych." The Morgan Library & Museum
COSAIR Online Collection Catalog. Accessed March 31, 2018. http://corsair.themorgan.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=93248.

Photo Source: "Behind the Scenes: Conservation on the Stavelot Triptych." The Morgan Library & Museum. April 19, 2017. Accessed April 17, 2018. http://www.themorgan.org/blog/behind-scenes-conservation-stavelot-triptych.

Publisher

Morgan Library

Date

1156-1158 CE, inner triptychs 11th or 12th century

Format

Copper and silver gilt, precious gemstones, enamel, wood

Size: 48x66 cm with wings open

Type

Triptych reliquary

Files

stavelot.png
stavelot side.png
stavelot medallions.png

Tags

Citation

Mosan Metalworkers, Romanesque, “Stavelot Triptych,” Medieval Art, accessed May 20, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/medievalart/items/show/32.