Stavelot Triptych

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Stavelot Triptych

Wood, copper and silver gilt, enamel, semi-precious stones
Closed: 18 15/16 x 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (479 x 321 x 79 mm)

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910

Item description: 

Reliquary of the True Cross, comprising three triptychs. The two small ones in the center are Byzantine and date from the late 11th or early 12th century. The larger triptych which houses the Byzantine works is Mosan and dated 1156-1158.