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Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)

Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)
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Le Mans, Musée de Tessé

Inv. 2012.0.2

Ivory;metal (remains of hinges)

Height: 104mm
Width: 70mm
Depth: 8mm

Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding navettes and swinging censers.
Blind arches in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0396

Koechlin 1924: France, end of the 1st quarter of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2012: France, 14th century (probably 2nd half).


Traces of two missing hinges on the left side.

Flat and smooth. Blue and white label with handwritten inscription: 'Musee arch du Mans H 812'. White round label: '292 Le Mans'.
Inscription: 'Volet de Diptyque fin XIVe-XVe s.'.

Object Condition
Central hole in the upper part of the panel. Diagonal break to the left of the Virgin. Trace of a missing clasp on the right edge.

Purchased in 1876.

E. Hucher, Catalogue du Musée Archéologique du Mans (Le Mans, 1895), no. 812.
Exhibited at the Exposition rétrospective de l'art français des origines à 1800, Paris, Petit Palais, 1900, probably Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 164.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 203; II, no. 396.
Les Trésors du patrimoine sarthois : de l'Antiquité à nos jours, exhibition catalogue, Le Mans, Abbaye de l'Epau, 4 June-12 October 1980, II, no. I.5, pp. 126 and 131.


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