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Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Lawrence, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art



Height: 104mm
Width: 89mm
Depth: 6mm

Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; Stephaton holding a bucket; Longinus with spear kneeling in prayer. Pinnacles.

Randall 1993: Lower Rhenish (Cologne?), 1340-1360.
Museum's opinion 2011: France or Lower Rhine, mid 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the left side. Additional holes may have held original leather hinges.

Flat and smooth. Blumka Gallery sticker at upper left, appears to be adhered over a holiday sticker, additional label at left with no. '217'. Light green label in centre: Annexe No. 311'.

Object Condition
Two holes drilled at top edge on either side of central pinnacle.

Bought from Leopold Blumka, New York, in 1954.

R. Branner, 'A Medieval Ivory Crucifixion', in Register of the Museum of Art of the University of Kansas (February 1955), pp. 17-20.
Handbook of the Museum of Art (Lawrence, 1962), p. 24.
The Medieval Collections of the Museum of Art (Lawrence, 1963), no. 46, p. 19.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 87.


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