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Title: Two Crowned Martyrs Maker: Unknown; workshop Collection: Frank McClean Category: enamels Name(s): plaque champlevé enamels; category Other Name: pentagonal plaque Date: circa 1200 — circa 1210 School/Style: Medieval Period(s): early 13th Century; Medieval
One of the finest surviving examples of medieval enamel created for a princely table, this beaker was probably made for the Burgundian court. It illustrates a popular legend that remarks on the folly of man. The beaker is decorated with "painted" enamel, so called because the material was applied freely over the silver, without the grooves that separate the colors in champlevé enameling or the incised patterns that provide guidelines for the application of translucent enamels.