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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Back)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Back)
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Wing, left

Wing, right

Religious. Life of Christ. Infancy of Christ.

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Budapest, Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied Arts)

Inv. 18847

Ivory;metal (later hinges and rings)

Height: 163mm
Width: 93mm (each wing)
Depth: 9-10mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ; executioner with winged hat. Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; Sun and Moon.
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Nativity; sheep.
Wing, right
Register 1: Resurrection; two angels in prayer standing in the tomb. Noli me Tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene); tree.
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi; attendant with horses.
Incised trefoils in the spandrels.

Bock 1867: Northern France or Flanders, mid-14th century.
Westwood 1876: Northern France, mid-14th century.
Budapest 1972, Budapest 1978 and Koroknay 1979: French, 14th century.
Budapest 2002: Paris, end of the 14th century.


Two hinges.

Flat and smooth. Longer edges slightly chamfered.

Object Condition
Several repairs made with later ivory insertions and plugs visible on both sides.

First collection of Miklós Jankovich (1772-1846); bought from him by the Hungarian National Museum (Pesth National Museum)in 1836; transferred to the Museum of Applied Arts in 1936.

F. Bock, 'Das Ungarische Museum in Pest', in Mitteilungen der K.K. Central-Commission zur Erforschung und Erhaltung der Baudenkmale 12 (1867), p. 117, no. 5.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), Appendix, p. 466.
Az európai iparművészet remekei. Száz éves az Iparművészeti Múzeum. 1872-1972, ed. by D. Radocsay, Z. Farkas, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Iparművészeti Múzeum, 1972, no. 21.
Kisplasztikai kiállítás a 10.-től a 19.századig az Iparművészeti Múzeum és a Szépművészeti Múzeum anyagából, ed. by É. S. Eszláry, É. S. Koroknay, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, 1978, no. 16.
É. S. Koroknay, 'Elefántcsont faragások', in Az Iparművészeti Múzeum gyűjteményei, ed. by P. Miklós (Budapest, 1979), p. 93, fig. 8.
Jankovich Miklós (1772-1846) gyűjteményei, ed. by Á. Mikó, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery, 2002, no. 56.


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