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Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquettes) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquettes) (Front)
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Religious. Life of Christ.

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Fredericton (New Brunswick), The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Hosmer-Pillow-Vaughan Collection


Ivory;silver-plated bronze (hinges)

Height: 127mm
Width: 203mm (open)

Wing, left
Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks.
Wing, right
Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist.
Rounded trefoils in the spandrels.

Randall 1993: German (Cologne), 1340-1360.


Two hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: red (book held by John).

Object Condition
Missing: candles held by the angels.
Central hole in the upper part of each panel. Semicircular cut in the lower border of the right wing. One crack is more severe than others, extending through the depth of the piece for a length of approx. 3 cm, located at the bottom edge of the left panel between the two figures at right. Both panels exhibit a slightly concave bow.

Collection of François van Waegeningh, The Hague. Raphael Stora, New York: sold to Watson Art Galleries, Montreal on 27 April 1940 ($1,900); sold to Elwood B. Hosmer, Montreal on 20 August 1940 ($2,100); The Estate of David H.M. Vaughan; gift of The Estate of David H.M. Vaughan to The Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

R. Didier, 'Contribution à l'étude d'un type de Vierge française du XIVe siècle', in Revue d'architecture et histoire d'art de Louvain, 3 (1970), fig. 10.
I. Lumsden, 'Le récent agrandissement du Musée Beaverbrook', in Vie des arts, 29 (September-November 1984), no. 116, p. 31.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 89.
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery Collection: Selected Works (Fredericton, 2000), pp. 147-148 (ill. on p. 154).


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