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Panel (part of a box?), 1 register, 1 arch across (colonnettes; plaquette) (Front)

Panel (part of a box?), 1 register, 1 arch across (colonnettes; plaquette) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 1713


Height: 73mm
Width: 47mm
Depth: 8mm

Saint Cosmas with a basket (?) and an open book.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Vöge 1900 and Volbach 1923: Germany, early 16th century.
Theuerkauff 1986: Germany (?), 2nd half of the 19th century (?).


Recessed with a raised border. Reverse divided into 2 compartments, with a horizontal ivory division with four notches. Three small vertical strips of ivory in the lower part of the panel (the centre one is pierced and the hole is visible on the sculpted side of the panel). Cancelled black ink inscription: 2006.Cancelled red ink inscription: 569A.

Collection of John Watkins Brett (b, 1803, d. 1863), London; sold, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 18 April 1864, lot 2006. Acquired in 1890 in Frankfurt am Main.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 182.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 58, pl. 63.
C. Theuerkauff, Die Bildwerke der Skulpturengalerie Berlin (Berlin, 1986), II: Die Bildwerke in Elfenbein des 16.-19. Jahrhunderts, no. 118.


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