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Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 2556

Ivory;metal (remains of hinges)

Height: 95mm
Width: 65mm

Unidentified bishop saint holding a building (church) and a scroll; saint holding a book (saint James?); crowned female saint holding a cross (saint Margaret emerging unharmed from the dragon?); male and female kneeling figures in donor position; three figures making blessing gestures; angels and female figure in the spandrels.

Volbach 1923: Italy, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the right side.

Flat and smooth. Blank label.

Four long grooves along the longest sides in the thickness of the panel, possibly for fitting a frame.

Gift of H. J. Lippert, Hamburg, to the Museum in 1902.

W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 53, pl. 57.


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