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Pax, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum



Height: 120mm

Adoration of Christ Child (Nativity); naked Christ; God the Father blessing; kneeling angel and standing angel holding a cloth; angel holding a scroll alluding to the Annunciation to the Shepherds; angel swinging a censer.
Foliated border; crosshatched background. Inscription: 'GLORIA IN ECCELCI'DEO'.

Utrecht 1987: Netherlands, early 16th century.
Scholten 2004: Northern Netherlands, c. 1480
Museum's opinion 2011: Netherlandish, c. 1480-1500


The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost.
Border with roped pattern.

Object Condition
Worn. Flaking at the back and on some edges.

Collection of Joseph Désiré de Lupus, Brussels; bought by the state in 1819; Musée Lupus, Brussels (until 1822); Koninklijk Kabinet van Zeldzaamheden, The Hague (1823); Nederlandsch Museum voor Geschiedenis en Kunst, The Hague (1875); transferred to Amsterdam in 1883.

A. Pit, Catalogus van beeldhouwkunst in het Nederlandsch Museum voor geschiedenis en kunst te Amsterdam (1904), p. 32, no. 134.
A. Pit, Catalogus van beeldhouwkunst in het Nederlandsch Museum voor geschiedenis en kunst te Amsterdam (1915), p. 33, no. 111.
J. Leeuwenberg, Beeldhouwkunst in het Rijksmuseum ('s-Gravenhage, 1973), no. 798.
Gotische ivoren: Rijksmuseum het Catharijneconvent Utrecht... [plates volume of objects on display], Utrecht, exhibition catalogue, 1987, no. 71.
Een hogere werkelijkheid, Duitse en Franse beeldhouwkunst 1200-1600 uit het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, ed. by F. Scholten and G. de Werd, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam, Museum Kurhaus Kleef, 2004, no. 65.
F. Scholten, 'Een Nederlandse ivoren pax uit de Late Middeleeuwen', in Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, vol. 52, no. 1 (2004), pp. 2-23, fig. 9.


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