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Gabled polyptych, bands of roses (décor de roses; tabernacle; colonnettes) (Front)

Gabled polyptych, bands of roses (décor de roses; tabernacle; colonnettes) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Inv. 0275

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 265mm
Width: 100mm
Depth: 50mm

Wings, left
Register 1: Visitation; Annunciation.
Register 2: Adoring Magi (part of Adoration of the Magi).Centre panel Standing Virgin and Child; Virgin holding a stem of flowers; Christ holding a bird; blessing gesture.
Wings, right
Register 1: Nativity; Joseph holding Christ.
Register 2: Presentation in the Temple; Christ standing on the altar between the Virgin and Simeon.
Pointed trefoil in the gable.

Museum's opinion 2013: 19th-century imitation of the French 14th-century style.


Strips of metal on the outer side of the panels acting as hinges.

Flat and smooth. Centre panel with chamfered outer edges. Scroll with incised inscription in Gothic script on the back of the wings: 'sancta maria ora pro nobis'.

Purchased by the Museum on 9 March 1942 from Kunsthandel Mozes Mogrobi in Amsterdam.

Gotische ivoren: Rijksmuseum het Catharijneconvent Utrecht... [plates volume of objects on display], Utrecht, exhibition catalogue, 1987, no. 72.


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