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Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquettes) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquettes) (Front)
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Secular. Mythology. Allegory.

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts


Ivory;silver (hinges and pins)

Height: 114mm
Width: 76mm

Wing, left
Fortuna (Fortune) standing on a globe and holding a sail; pilgrim of the order of saint James; hat decorated with scallop shell; pilgrim's staff. Monogram 'I A' linked with love knots.
Wing, right
Death of Pyramus and Thisbe; Thisbe discovers the dying Pyramus; lion with a piece of Thisbe's veil in its mouth; Thisbe kills herself with Pyramus' sword; fountain; fashionable dress.
Beaded border; foliated decoration; putti; scalloped arch; crosshatched background.

Museum's opinion 2010: German, 16th century.


Two hinges.

Object Condition
Holes on either side of each panel.

Collection of Harry G. Friedman, New York: his gift to the Museum of Fine Arts in 1959.


Photograph © 15 July 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Credit Line: Gift of Harry G. Friedman.

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