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

Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette) (Back)
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Birmingham, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Inv. 48.5


Height: 78mm
Width: 54mm

Unidentified bishop with mitre and crozier; saint John the Baptist holding the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei); camel hide; nun kneeling in donor position, holding a scroll; unidentified saint holding a book and a staff or a spear; two angels holding navettes and swinging censers.
Tiled roof or brickwork; pinnacles.

Museum's opinion 2012: France (Paris), late 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the left side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy and gilding: gold (hair; along the hems; censers; camel hide; lamb; book; robe of the unidentified saint; pinnacles), blue (roof; dish; ground).

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Broken around the lower hinge; border slightly cracked above the right arch of the canopy and below the left foot of saint John. The bishop's crozier and the object in the other saint's left hand are broken.

Collection of Baron C. A. de Cosson; purchased by the Henry Barber Trustees at Sotheby's, London, 13 May 1948, lot 168 (£70).

P. Spencer-Longhurst, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: Handbook (Birmingham, 1993), p. 125.


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