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The most lavish medieval books were bound in covers set with enamels, jewels, and ivory carvings. Book Cover Plaque: Christ in Majesty, ca. 1185–1210 French; Made in Limoges Gilded copper and champlevé enamel Source: Book Cover Plaque: Christ in Majesty [French] (17.190.757) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art