Monday, April 7, 2014


Plaque with Personification of the Moon, 860–90, probably made in southern France. One of the earliest surviving European examples of cloisonné enamel; the diameter is 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm).  It is inscribed LUNA, and it shows the moon as a goddess in a chariot carrying torches. Now in the Met.

And a surviving bit of stonework from the mostly destroyed Visigothic church of Church of Santa María Lara in Quintanilla de las Viñas, Spain.

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