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Diptych, 2 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin. Legend of the Death of the Virgin.

Unknown location


Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 75mm
Width: 120mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Annunciation of the Virgin's death by an angel (Gabriel) with a palm branch. Saint John receives the palm from the Virgin.
Register 2: the miraculous transportation of the apostles, bringing them to the Virgin's deathbed (?).
Wing, right
Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; angel crowning the Virgin; two kneeling angels holding candlesticks.
Register 2: Funeral procession of the Virgin; the high priest Jechonias is punished for trying to overturn Mary's bier: his hands stick to it; soldier in armour.


Two hinges.

Collection of Caspar and Stephan Bourgeois, art dealers, Cologne: sold, Lempertz, Cologne, 19-27 October 1904, lot 1084.


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