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12 panels (fragments of a box; boite), 1 register, 1 arch across (Front)

12 panels (fragments of a box; boite), 1 register, 1 arch across (Front)
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Bologna, Museo Civico Medievale

Inv. 702


Height: 63-65mm
Width: 33-40mm (each)

Angels and apostles.Musician angel playing the harp. Saint Peter with the key. Saint Paul holding a sword. Musician angel playing the psaltery.Saint Andrew with a saltire cross. Musician angel playing the rebec (or viola). Saint James the Greater with pilgrim's hat, staff and satchel. Saint Bartholomew with a flaying knife.Saint Simon with a saw. Saint James the Lesser with a fuller's club. Saint Matthias with an axe. Saint Judas or saint Thomas with a spear.Crosshatched background.

Bologna 1959: Northern Italy, early 15th century.
Marciano c. 1992-1994: Northeastern France or Flanders, 1st quarter of the 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy and gilding.

According to Marciano, the apostle holding a spear is saint Thomas.

Collection of count Ludovico Savioli: donated by him to the Collezioni Universitarie (no. 342) in 1776; acquired by the Museo Civico di Bologna in 1881.

Lavori in osso e avorio dalla Preistoria al Rococò, dir. by R. Pincelli, exhibition catalogue, Bologna, Museo Civico, 20 September-11 October 1959, no. 132, pl. 29.
A. Marciano, 'Ludovico Savioli e gli avori dei bassi tempi', in Arte a Bologna 2 (1992), pp. 187-202 (p. 190, pl. 10).
A. Marciano, Avori gotici - entry no. 11 (Museo Civico Medievale), Catalogo dei Musei Civici d'Arte Antica di Bologna (unpublished; [c. 1992-1994]).


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