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Front panel (fragment of a casket), with arches (coffret) (Front)

Front panel (fragment of a casket), with arches (coffret) (Front)
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Religious. Lives of saints.

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Amiens, Musée de Picardie

Inv. M.P.992.4.29


Height: 90 mm
Width: 135 mm
Depth: 4 mm

Emperor Maxentius ordering the fifty philosophers to be burned alive. Saint Catherine of Alexandria before emperor Maxentius; she refuses to worship pagan statues; trees.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels and gables.

Gaborit-Chopin 2003: Paris, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Object Condition
Missing: right side of the panel.
Holes for lost fittings.

This panel was the front panel of the casket, as is shown by the uncarved area where the lock would have been.

Gift of Alcius Ledieu in 1837.

'Rapport sur le Musée d'Antiquités d'Amiens, objets offerts à la société ', in Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de Picardie (1838), I, p. 98.
Catalogue du Musée départemental et communal d'antiquités, fondé par la Société des Antiquaires de Picardie (Amiens, 1845), p. 12, no. 28.
Catalogue des objets d'antiquités et de curiosité exposés dans le musée communal (Amiens, 1875), p. 10, no. 62.
H. Macqueron, Iconographie du département de la Somme (Abbeville, 1886), p. 195, no. 1505.
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 170.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle (Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003), fig. 209a.


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