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Wing, left (fragment of a triptych or polyptych), 3 registers (Front)

Wing, left (fragment of a triptych or polyptych), 3 registers (Front)
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Religious. Lives of saints.

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts


Ivory;silver (remains of later hinges)

Height: 132mm
Width: 38mm

Register 1: Saint Christopher carrying Christ across the river.
Register 2: Martyrdom of saint Thomas Becket three soldiers in armour; soldier striking saint Thomas on the head; cleric holding a cross.
Register 3: saint Ethelbert holding a sceptre and his head and standing on a man.

Randall 1993: English, 1325-1350.
Museum's opinion 2010: French, 14th century.


Two modern hinges on the right side.

This wing is part of the same ensemble as Inv. 51.6, also in Boston.

Emile Baboin collection, Lyon. Bought by the Museum of Fine Arts from Raphael Stora, New York, in 1951 for $500 (Helen and Alice Coburn Fund).

R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 42.


Photograph © 15 July 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Credit Line: Helen and Alice Colburn Fund.

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