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Pax (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Deux-Acren, Church of Saint-Martin



Height: 133mm
Width: 76mm

Seated Virgin and Child; naked Christ; Christ seated on the Virgin's left knee; Virgin holding a flower in her right hand; crown; bench.
Crosshatched background; columns; roped border.

Tournai 1960: 15th century.
Steyaert 1994: Netherlands (Tournai?), c. 1430 (?).
Bruges 2010: North-east France and Flanders, 2nd half of the 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: green (lining of cloak and flower stem); gold (Virgin's crown).


Object Condition
Large circular hole in the Virgin's lap filled in with ivory; nail below Virgin's right knee.

E. J. Soil de Moriamé, Inventaire des objets d'art et d'antiquité existant dans les édifices publics (du Hainaut), 10 vols (Charleroi, 1923-1941), V, no. 290.
La Madone dans l'art en Hainaut, exhibition catalogue, Tournai, Cathedral, 1960, no. 17 (J. de Borchgrave d'Altena).
J. W. Steyaert, Late Gothic Sculpture: The Burgundian Netherlands, exhibition catalogue, Ghent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 1994, no. 96.
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].
S. Vandenberghe, Ivory in Bruges: Treasures from museums, churches and monasteries, exhibition catalogue, Bruges, 2010, pp. 18-19.


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