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Diptych, 1 register, 2 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; décor de roses) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 2 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; décor de roses) (Front)
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Amiens, Musée de Picardie

Inv. M.P.3063.550


Height: 109 mm
Width: 65 mm (each)
Depth: 16 mm

Wing, left
Adoration of the Magi; standing Virgin and Child; dove of the Holy Spirit with a scroll in its beak; Virgin holding a bird in her right hand; Christ holding a fruit in his left hand; magus taking off his crown.
Wing, right
Crucifixion, with jet of blood or spear pointing towards the Virgin's chest; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlooker holding a scroll; skull of Adam at the foot of the cross; sun and moon.
Brickwork or tiled roof; pinnacles; capitals decorated with animal heads (lion heads?).

Koechlin Number: 0827

Migeon 1906: France, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2014: Germany (Atelier of the Kremsmünster Diptych), late 14th century.

Style of the Kremsmünster Master (Koechlin 1924)

Traces of two missing hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of gilding: crowns, architectural details.

Object Condition
Broken around the hinges.

Collection of Count Girolamo Possenti, Fabriano: sale, Florence, 1 April 1880, lot 30. Collection Albert Maignan (b. 1845, d. 1908); bequeathed by Maignan to the museum in 1908, but entered the collections in 1927.

Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 108.
G. Migeon, 'La Collection Albert Maignan ', in Les Arts 59 (Nov. 1906), pp. 3-16 (pp. 9-10).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 301, 302; II, no. 827.


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