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Pax with truncated gable (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax with truncated gable (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Ghent, STAM Gent (formerly Bijlokemuseum)

Inv. 1023


Height: 134mm
Width: 93mm

Martyrdom of saint Sebastian; archers; arrows; tree.
Carved letter 'P' in roundels in the lower corners, one either side of the main inscription 'S[an]c[t]e Sebastiane'.

Koechlin Number: 0942

Koechlin 1924: France, end of the 15th century or early 16th century.
Gaborit-Chopin 1978: Northern France or Flanders, c. 1500.
Scholten 2004: North Netherlandish, c. 1480-1500.


Curved. Ivory handle.

Probably made for the Corporation of Saint-Sebastian of Ghent (Archers' Guild). Acquired on 21 September 1866 (for 100 Belgian franks).

H. Van Duyse, Baiser de paix de la Confrérie St-Sébastien, in Inventaire Archéologique de Gand (Ghent, 1898), p. 81.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 335, 336; II, no. 942; III, pl. CLXIII.
L. Grodecki, Ivoires français (Paris, 1947), p. 126.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age (Freiburg, 1978), no. and fig. 269.
F. Scholten, 'Nederlandse ivoren pax uit de late middeleeuwen', in Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, 52 (2004), no. 1, pp. 3-23 (p. 13, fig. 11).
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].


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