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Abbeville, Musée Boucher-de-Perthes

Inv. 1891.7.0.5


Height: 203mm
Width: 75mm
Depth: 22mm

Seated Virgin and Child; Christ standing on the Virgin's left knee; Christ in long robe.

Koechlin Number: 0651

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2011: France, 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy.

Carved in the round.
Printed label: '743'. Blue and white label with illegible pencil inscription. White label with brown ink illegible inscription.

Object Condition
Missing: part of Christ's back; head and forearms of Christ; upper part of the Virgin's head; right forearm of the Virgin.
Very cracked and dry at the front (certainly as a result of exposure to a flame).

Found at Airaines (Somme) in 1856.

E. Delignières, Catalogue du Musée d'Abbeville et du Ponthieu (Paris, 1902), no. 855 (designated as a fragment of a triptych).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 240; II, no. 651.


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