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Diptych, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (plaquettes) (Wing, right)

Diptych, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (plaquettes) (Wing, right)
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Wing, left

Religious. Lives of saints.

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Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum



Height: 77mm
Width: 48mm (each)

Wing, left
Saint George and the dragon; angel holding his helmet; princess praying.
Wing, right
Standing Virgin and Child; saint John the Evangelist with the poisoned cup; saint Christopher.
Brickwork. Tracery. Crosshatched background.

Princeton 1986: Dutch, c. 1450-1470.
Randall 1993: Dutch (Utrecht), 1440-1470.
Rotterdam 2012: Southern (?) Netherlands, c. 1425-1450.


Traces of two missing hinges.

Object Condition
Five later holes in both outer borders.

Not hinged anymore. 'When in the Hunt collection, the panels were bound with leather, as a book, and contained two Spanish manuscript leaves.' (Randall 1993)

Collection of John Hunt, Dublin. Bought from Mathias Komor, New York, in 1956. Memorial collection of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, Jr, Class of 1906.

R. Koch, 'An Ivory Diptych from the Waning Middle Ages', in Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, XVII, no. 2 (1958), pp. 55-64.
R. Randall, 'Jan van Eyck and the St. George Ivories', in the Walters Art Gallery Journal, 39 (1981), pp. 39-48.
Selections from the Art Museum Princeton University (Princeton, 1986), p. 65.
A. St. Clair, E. Parker McLachlan, The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn, exhibition catalogue, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1989, no. 13.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 169.
R. H. Randall, 'Dutch Ivories of the Fifteenth Century', in Beelden in de late Middeleeuwen en Renaissance, ed. by R. Falkenburg et al., Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (1994), pp. 126-139 (pp. 128-129, fig. 2).
Medieval Monsters: Dragons and Fantastic Creatures, exhibition catalogue, Katonah, Katonah Museum of Art, 15 January-16 April 1995, p. 16.
T. DaCosta Kaufmann, V. Roehrig Kaufmann, 'Review of R. Falkenburg et al., Beelden in de late Middeleeuwen en Renaissance, Zwolle, 1994' in Kunstchronik 6 (June 1996), pp. 251-256.
S. Kemperdick, F. Lammertse, The Road to Van Eyck, exhibition catalogue, Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2012, pp. 72-73, fig. 6.


© Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, Class of 1906, for the Carl Otto von Kienbusch Jr., Memorial Collection.

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