Evangeliary bookbinding plates

The silver bookbinding plates of the evangeliary show Christ in Majesty and the Crucifixion. The niello, stamping and filigree are of very high quality. In the interlacing is a hunting scene and, to the left of Christ in Majesty, a representation of Hugo d’Oignies in person as well as the letters of his first name. We can also see a head of Gorgone in chalcedony, set above the Crucifixion.

Evangeliary bookbinding plates

Hugo d’Oignies (niello inscription)
post-1228 – c. 1230

Oak, silver, gold, precious stones, intaglios, cameos, niello, enamel
32.5 x 23.2 x 2 cm

Donated by the Sisters of Notre-Dame de Namur

Musée provincial des Arts anciens du Namurois-Trésor d'Oignies (TreM.a)
Inv. no. TO 01