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Relief (appliqué) (Front)

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Antwerp, Museum Mayer van den Bergh



Height: 169mm
Width: 86mm

Mocking of Christ; blessing gesture.

Koechlin Number: 0226

Koechlin 1924: France, 1st third of the 14th century.
De Coo 1969: France, 1st third of the 14th century.
Gaborit-Chopin 2003: Paris, c. 1300-1310.
Museum's opinion 2012: France (Paris), 1st quarter of the 14th century.


Curved, smooth with some scoring. Ink inscription: 'No. 66'. Label with inscription: '395'.

Object Condition
Missing: left hand of the right hand side executioner; two fingers of the right hand of the left hand side executioner are partly broken.

Fragment of an altarpiece.

Collection of Carlo Micheli (d. 1895?), Paris: sold with the rest of his collection in 1898 by his daughter, Marie Micheli, to Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (b. 1858, d. 1901), Antwerp; upon his death, his mother Henriëtte had a purpose-built museum erected (1901-1904) to house his collection.

R. Koechlin, 'Les retables français en ivoire du commencement du XIVe siècle', in Monuments et Mémoires Fondation Piot 13 (1906), pp. 68-70, pl. VII, no. 3.
R. Koechlin, Catalogue raisonné de la collection Martin Le Roy, Fasc. II: Ivoires et sculptures (Paris, 1906), p. 58.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 142, 144; II, no. 226; III, pl. LVIII.
J. De Coo, Catalogue du Musée Mayer van den Bergh (Antwerp, 1933), no. 395, p. 41.
J. De Coo, 'L'ancienne collection Micheli au Musée Mayer van den Bergh', in Gazette des Beaux Arts (Dec. 1965), no. 185.
W. D. Wixom, Treasures of Medieval France, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967, no. 17, p. 246.
J. De Coo, Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, Catalogus 2. Beeldhouwkunst, plaketten, antiek (Antwerp, 1969), no. 2097, pp. 105-107.
Art of the Courts of France and England from 1259-1328; L'Art et la cour: France et Angleterre 1259-1328, exhibition catalogue, Ottawa, Galerie nationale du Canada, 1972, no. 80, pl. 105.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age occidental (Freiburg, 1978), no. and fig. 226.
J. De Coo, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh: de verzamelaar, de verzameling (Antwerp, 1979), pp. 136- 137.
Les Fastes du Gothique: le siècle de Charles V, ed. by F. Baron, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais, 1981, no. 135.
A. Erlande-Brandenburg, Le Monde gothique: la conquête de l'Europe, 1260-1380 (Paris, 1987), II, p. 166.
H. Nieuwdorp, Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, Musea Nostra 26 (Antwerp, 1992), p. 91.
'Schatz aus den Trümmern: der Silberschrein von Nivelles und die europäische Hochgotik', in Museumszeitung: Bilder und Texte aus den Kölner Museen, 4 (1995), p. 11.
H. Westermann-Angerhausen, Schatz aus den Trümmern: der Silberschrein von Nivelles und die europäische Hochgotik, exhibition catalogue, Cologne, 1995-1996, p. 366, no. 45.
H. van Os, Beeldenstorm naar keuze (Amsterdam, 2002), p. 30.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle (Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003), fig. 135a.
Les premiers retables, XIIe-début du XVe siècle : une mise en scène du sacré, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 10 April-6 July 2009, dir. by P.-Y. Le Pogam and C. Vivet-Peclet, pp. 130-131, no. 30.
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].


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