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Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnette) (Front)

Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnette) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Rome, Vatican, Musei Vaticani

Inv. 64478 (Morey A96)

Ivory;wood and metal (later frame)

Height: 91mm
Width: 64mm (ivory only)
Weight: 311.2g

Register 1: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Annunciation to the Shepherds; musician shepherd playing the bagpipes.
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi.
Border of dentils.

Koechlin Number: 0355

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of 14th century.
Morey 1936: Southern Germany, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Traces of missing hinges hidden by the frame.

Back of the ivory not visible, hidden by the frame.

Object Condition
Large hole in the middle of the panel.

Mentioned in the inventory of Clement XIII, pope from 1758 to 1769 (Inv. Clemente XIII, f. 110).

R. Kanzler, Gli avori dei musei profano e sacro della Biblioteca Vaticana (Rome, 1903), no. 75, pl. XX.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 186; II, no. 355.
C. R. Morey, Gli oggetti di avorio e di osso del Museo Vaticano (Vatican City, 1936), p. 82, no. A96, pl. XXIV.


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