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Circa: 1993 Manufacturer: Metropolitan Museum of Art - NYC
Archangel Gabriel - French
The original piece was made by French, Limoges, 13th Century
The Museum's pewter reproduction is plated with 24 karat gold and antiqued. The piece is treated by and to duplicate the patina of the original statuette. To preserve the finish, wipe with a soft, dry cloth; do not use abrasive cleansers.
The archangel Gabriel, French, Limoges, 13th Century Hollow-backed applique figure, with inset eyes, was meant to be applied to the plaque which was probably decorated with enamels. The missing wing of the angel might have been engraved on the background.