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on plaque at top of cross, in reserved letters surrounded by enamel: IHC.NAZA / RENVS.REX. / IVDEORVM
Marks and Labels
Rodolphe Kann, Paris, before 1907, as "made on the banks of the Rhine," twelfth century; (Duveen Brothers, London or New York), 1908; purchased 2 October 1908 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, as Rhenish, twelfth century; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.
- Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection; Objets d'Art I. Middle Ages and Renaissance. (by Jules Mannheim) Paris, 1907: 49, n. 63.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 31.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 9, as Rhenish 12th Century, Cross of copper gilt with champlevé enamel.
- Christensen, Erwin O. Objects of Medieval Art from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1952: 8-10, 30.
- Verdier, Philippe. "Un monument inédit de l'art mosan du XIIe siècle. La crucifixion symbolique de la Walters Art Gallery." Revue belge d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art 30 (1961): 123, fig. 6.
- Verdier, Philippe. "Emaux mosans et rhéno-mosans dans les collections des Etats-Unis." RB 44 (1975): 25.
- Hürkey, Edgar. Das Bild des Gekreuzigten im Mittelalter: Untersuchung zu Gruppierung, Entwicklung und Verbreitung anhand der Gewandmotive. Worms, 1983: 11, 56, 160.
- Henig, Martin and Mary Whiting. Engraved Gems from Gadara in Jordan: the Sa'd Collection of Intaglios and Cameos. Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, monograph no. 6. Oxford, 1987: 32 (on the engraved gem).
- Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 13-18, color repro. 14.
- Devotion & Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago, 2004: 35, 92.
 Russell Feather, gemologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, identified the gem stone on 18 September 1985.
\r Reports of 13 June 1985, 21 October 1986, and 22 January 1987 in NGA conservation laboratory files.
 See reports cited in note 2, and discussion of 1942.9.278, the Limoges châsse.
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