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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures, colonnettes) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures, colonnettes) (Front)
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Wing, left

Wing, right

Front, open

Wing, left

Wing, right

Religious. Passion. Life of the Virgin.

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Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

M 8006

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 189mm
Width: 282mm (open); 119mm (each)

Wing, left
Register 1: Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; Christ feeding Judas across the table. Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter.
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Wing, right
Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; two angels crying. Noli me Tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene).
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi. Entry into Jerusalem.

Koechlin Number: 0369

Westwoo 1876 and Gatty 1883: French, 14th century.
London 1923: French, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Liverpool Ivories 1954: French, 2nd half of 14th century.
Gibson 1994 and Museum's opinion 2010: French (Paris), c. 1350-1370,


Two hinges.

Gabor Fejérváry collection; inherited at his death in 1851 by his nephew Ferenc Pulszky; sold to Joseph Mayer in 1855; given by Joseph Mayer to the town of Liverpool in 1867.

E. Henszlmann, Catalogue of the Collection of the Monuments of Art formed by the late Gabriel Fejérváry of Hungary exhibited at the Museum of the Archeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1853), no. 678.
F. Pulszky, Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories in the Museum of Joseph Mayer, Esq., F.S.A. (Liverpool, 1856), no. 53-54.
W. Maskell, Ivories Ancient and Mediaeval in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1872), no. 17, p. 172.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), 412-413 (`73.147-150).
C. T. Gatty, Catalogue of Mediaeval and Later Antiquities contained in the Mayer Museum (Liverpool, 1883), no. 49, pl. X.
A. M. Cust, The Ivory Workers of the Middle Ages (London, 1902), p. 145, fig. 32 (left panel).
P. Nelson, 'The Mediaeval Ivories in the Liverpool Museum II', in The Connoisseur 30 (1911), no. XVII.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1923, no. 114, pl. XXXV.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 187, 190, 294; II, no. 369.
Gothic Art in Europe, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1936, no. 110.
Liverpool Ivories: Special Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, London, British Museum, 1954, no. 38.
M. Gibson, The Liverpool Ivories: late antique and medieval ivory and bone carving in Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art Gallery (London, 1994), no. 28.


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