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Gabled centre panel (fragment of a polyptych; tabernacle), 1 register (colonnettes) (Back)

Gabled centre panel (fragment of a polyptych; tabernacle), 1 register (colonnettes) (Back)
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Marseille, Musée Grobet-Labadié

Inv. GL 1055


Height: 130mm (without base)
Width: 50mm
Depth: 17mm

Standing Virgin and Child; Virgin holding a flower in her right hand; Christ seated on left arm.

Museum's opinion 2012: France (Paris), beginning of 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: red (veil).

The back is projecting forward so that the cross section of this piece is slightly triangular. Chamfered on both edges.

Object Condition
Missing: lower part of the piece, right and left colonnettes, lower part of the Virgin's robe. Two holes after modern reparation, one with a metal screw. Trace left by a horizontal metal strip linking these two holes.

Acquired in 1883 from art dealer Michel (rue Pelletier) by Bruno Vayson, first husband of Marie Labadié, for 120 francs; Marie, following the death of her second husband, Louis Grobet, in 1917, gave her collection to the city of Marseille in 1919; the museum opened to the public in 1925.


© Musée Grobet-Labadié, Marseille.

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