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Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 ogee arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Back)

Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 ogee arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Back)
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Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Inv. 110 C


Height: 89 mm
Width: 50 mm
Depth: 5 mm

Crucifixion; Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist kneeling in prayer; Longinus piercing Christ's side; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; Stephaton holding a bucket; onlookers on horseback; soldiers with winged hats; rugged cross; sun and moon.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Chiesi 2011: Northern France or England, last quarter of the 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy (?): red on the edges.

Reverse divided into 5 compartments, the central one being circular. This probably indicates that this panel originally was part of a set of writing tablets.

Laforge collection, Lyon (1867, no. 488). Carrand collection: bequeathed by Louis Carrand (d. 1888) to the Museo del Bargello in 1888.

I. B. Supino, Catalogo del Regio Museo Nazionale di Firenze (Florence, 1898), no. 110, p. 232.
B. Chiesi, Catalogo degli avori gotici del Museo Nazionale del Bargello (unpublished PhD thesis - Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2011), pp. 434-443.


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