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Openwork diptych, 2 registers, 4 triple arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Openwork diptych, 2 registers, 4 triple arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin. Passion.

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Trier, Museum am Dom Trier

Inv. P 673


Height: 138mm
Width: 94mm
Depth: 6 mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Adoration of the Magi. Nativity. Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit.
Register 2: Death of the Virgin (Dormition). Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks. Virgin in a mandorla borne to Heaven by angels (Assumption). Coronation of the Virgin.
Wing, right
Register 1: Deposition with the Virgin holding Christ's hand; Joseph of Arimathea holding Christ's body. Pietà (Lamentation of the Virgin over Christ's body); Virgin in prayer; rosettes. Resurrection; angel standing on the tomb. Noli me Tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene).
Register 2: Man of Sorrows (Ecce Homo). Flagellation. Carrying of the Cross. Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist.

Groß 1988: 15th century.
Leeuwenberg 1969: France (?), last quarter of the 18th century-1st half of the 19th century.
Museum’s opinion 2013: 19th century.


Acquired by the museum before the 1920s.

J. Leeuwenberg, 'Early Nineteenth-Century Gothic Ivories', in Aachener Kunstblätter 39 (1969), pp. 111-148 (p. 142).
M. Groß, 'Durchbrochene Elfenbeinschnitzerei’, in Das neue Bischöfliche Dom- und Diözesanmuseum: Bildband zur Wiedereröffnung (Trier, 1988), p. 50.


© Museum am Dom, Trier; Photography: R. Schneider.

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