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Gabled panel (fragment of a triptych; centre panel), 2 registers, 1 arch across, band of rosettes (décor de roses; colonnettes) (Front)

Gabled panel (fragment of a triptych; centre panel), 2 registers, 1 arch across, band of rosettes (décor de roses; colonnettes) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin.

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Weimar, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Inv. GPI/01444


Height: 124mm
Width: 44mm
Depth: 17mm

Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; angel crowning the Virgin; Christ making a blessing gesture.
Register 2: standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); Virgin holding a flower in her right hand; two standing angels holding candlesticks.
Medallions containing trefoils in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0189

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd third of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2012: French, 2nd quarter of 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on either side of the panel.

Inscriptions: 'Sch Nr. 30 Seite 327', 'G-N-M', 'Sch II p. 327 Nr. 30' (corresponds to the entry in an old inventory by Schuchardt).

Object Condition
Missing: upper part of the gable; left hand of the angel, crown and both hands of the Virgin in the Coronation scene; left hand of Christ and candles in the lower register scene.

This panel certainly formed the centre of a triptych.

From the collection of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (b. 1749, d. 1832).

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 135-136; II, no. 189.
Kostbarkeiten aus Goethes Kunstsammlung: Ausstellung der Nationalen Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der klassischen deutschen Literatur in Weimar, DDR, Goethe-Nationalmuseum : 11. Duisburger Akzente, Einblicke, Kunst und Kultur aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Erbe und Gegenwart, exhibition catalogue, Duisburg, Niederrheinischen Museum der Stadt Duisburg, 12 May-21 June 1987, no. II.11.
Goethe als Sammler. Kunst aus dem Haus am Frauenplan in Weimar, eine Ausstellung der Nationalen Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der Klassischen Deutschen Literatur in Weimar in Zusammenarbeit mit der Präsidialabteilung der Stadt Zürich, exhibition catalogue, Strauhof Zürich, 2 November 1989- 21 January 1990, no. 170, fig. 28.
G. Oswald, Goethes Plastiksammlung: Spiegel seines Kunstverständnisses (Unpublished Phil. Diss. Halle-Wittenberg, 2005).


© Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museen, Inv. GPI/01444.

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