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Relief (appliqué) (Front)

Relief (appliqué) (Front)
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Religious. Saints.

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Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (Switzerland)



Height: 194 mm
Width: 60 mm
Depth: 22 mm

Saint Andrew with a saltire cross; blessing gesture; brooch.

Institution's opinion 2015 (Brigitte Roux): French, last quarter of the 14th century or late 18th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Faint traces of gilding: ochre bole for gold (?)(hair). See unpublished condition report by Juliette Levy-Hinstin, May 2014.

Flat with multiple notches.

Object Condition
Missing: right foot (later replacements), arm of the cross, big toe of the left foot (glued back into place).
Hole in the left hand indicating that the saint would have originally held an object made of a different material or of a different piece of ivory.
Three holes in the underside. Holes in the back.
See unpublished condition report by Juliette Levy-Hinstin, May 2014.

Collection A. E. Gilou; Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1961, lot 88; Sotheby's, London, 9 April 1962. Dijon, Hôtel des ventes, 27 November 2011, lot 61: acquired by the Gandur Foundation at this sale.


© Hôtel des ventes Victor Hugo, Dijon.

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