A & A spacer courtauld institute of art
quick search advanced search browse temp folder

Gabled centre panel (fragment of a triptych, polyptych or tabernacle) (Front)

Gabled centre panel (fragment of a triptych, polyptych or tabernacle) (Front)
enlarge image zoom image


Repository Institution

To purchase an image

Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum



Height: 157mm
Width: 60mm

Standing Virgin and Child; Virgin holding a stem of flowers in her right hand; Christ making a blessing gesture with his right hand; Christ holding a fruit in his left hand.

Koechlin Number: 0126

Koechlin 1924: French, end of 1st third of 14th century.
Princeton 1986: French, 2nd quarter of 14th century.
Randall 1993: French (Paris), last quarter of 13th century.


Missing ring hinges ('round hinge hole shows that the hinges were of wire', according to Randall 1993).

Object Condition
Missing: upper part of the gable, pinnacles and lower part of the piece; parts of the Virgin's crown.

Was attached onto a wooden backing when Koechlin described it.

Collection of Count Max de Germiny, Paris. Bought thanks to the John Maclean Magie and Gertrude Magie Fund in 1953.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 124; II, no. 126; III, pl. XXXV.
Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, XIII, no. 2 (1954), p. 63.
Selections from the Art Museum Princeton University (Princeton, 1986), p. 61.
A. St. Clair, E. Parker McLachlan, The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn, exhibition catalogue, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1989, no. 12.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 38.


© Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, John Maclean Magie, Class of 1892, and Gertrude Magie Fund. Photography: Bruce M. White.

All images on this website are made available exclusively for scholarly and educational purposes and may not be used commercially.

spacer spacer spacer spacer
Please remember to acknowledge any use of the site in publications and lectures as: 'Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk', followed by the date you accessed the site.