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Panel (possibly fragment of a diptych; wing, left), 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette) (Front)

Panel (possibly fragment of a diptych; wing, left), 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette) (Front)
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Toronto, University of Toronto, The Malcove Collection



Height: 129mm
Width: 82mm

Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; angels holding the sun and moon.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels. Border of dentils.

Randall 1993: Mosan or Rhenish, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the right side (?).

Object Condition
Broken vertically in two pieces which have been glued back together.
Missing: moon held by one of the angels; part of the background to the right of Christ and including part of the lower border (repaired).
Four holes in the upper part of the panel (plugged).

Collection of Dr. Lillian Malcove (b. 1902, d. 1981), New York (bought from George Seligmann, New York, in 1958); bequeathed to the University of Toronto in 1981 .

S. Campbell, The Malcove Collection, University of Toronto (Toronto, 1985), no. 419.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 126.


© Malcove Collection, University of Toronto Art Centre, Gift by bequest of Dr. Lillian Malcove, 1982. Photography: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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