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Lantern Slide - Altar Cross, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1909-1930 Reg. No: MM 111699
- One of a set of ninety magic lantern slides containing images of artefacts, art works, decorative arts, interiors and furniture which appear to belong to various museum and gallery collections in the United Kingdom.
This slide depicts a champlevé copper-gilt altar cross, circa 1160-1200. It is part of the collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
The Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera was acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
- Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photograph printed on glass with black paper edging under a protective glass cover plate.
- Description Of Content:
- Copper-gilt alter cross. Each end of the cross is decorated with figurative panels; the centre is adorned with a 3-D figure of Jesus.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, art, lantern slides, religions, ornaments, museums, art galleries, crucifixes, decorative arts, religious artifacts, optical amusements|
|Themes this item is part of:||Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Museums & Galleries|
|Tertiary Classification:||heritage displays|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in blue ink on a cream label attached to slide: '1072'
Hand written in blue ink on slide: '24896'
Hand written in black ink on top edge: 'GILT CROSS CHAMPLEVE'
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Place & Date Created:||England, Great Britain, 1909-1930|
|Owner of Item Depicted:||Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, England, Great Britain|