A page from the 12th-century York Psalter produced in the north of England c.1170 with angular, stylized but vigorous English Romanesque designs. Above, Christ appears with angels to summon his mother into heaven. As Mary is wide-eyed and still alive, Christ does not as yet (as in conventional depictions of this scene) hold her soul in his arms in the form of a small child.
Plaque of St. Jude Date: 12th century Culture: German Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper-gilt Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/16 in. (13.4 x 6.4 x 0.2 cm) Classification: Enamels Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.100.141 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York