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Wing, left (part of a diptych), 2 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Front)

Wing, left (part of a diptych), 2 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Front)
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Religious. Life of Christ. Passion.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.124

Silver (remains of hinges);ivory

Height: 219-222mm
Width: 105.7-108.8mm
Depth: 5.3-10.9mm

Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; Longinus standing with spear and hands in prayer; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; two angels holding the sun and the moon.
Register 2: Flagellation; wips.
Border of dentils.

Koechlin Number: 0235

Koechlin 1924: France, 1st quarter of the 14th century.
Randall 1985: France (Paris), 1st quarter of the 14th century.
Detroit 1997 and Museum's opinion 2010: France (Paris), 1280-1300.

Rose group (Koechlin 1924)

Traces of two missing hinges on the right side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: diapering on the background. Traces of gilding on haloes.
The plaque has a faint reddish colour.
According to George R. Harding, the ivory was stained purple and gilding and diapering were apparent in 1907. It was cleaned before the 1908 sale.

Object Condition
Ivory cracked.
Missing: part of the background in the lower register.

The other wing is now in the British Museum (Inv. 1943, 0401.1). See related object.

Collection of a lady: sold, London, 10 June 1897, lot 70, to George R. Harding. Collection of Octave Homberg (b. 1876, d. 1941), Paris: sold, 12 May 1908, lot 468, to Jacques Seligmann; bought by Henry Walters from Jacques Seligmann in Paris in 1908; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, 151, 154; II, no. 235.
R. H. Randall, Medieval Ivories in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, 1969), no. 17.
R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 288.
Images in Ivory. Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. by Peter Barnet, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1997, pp. 136-137, no. 13-14.
The Walters Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections (London, 1997), p. 45.
The Book of Kings, ed. by W. Noel and D. Weiss, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Walters Art Museum (Baltimore and London, 2002), no. 11.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, p. 555, in relation to no. 158.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), p. 227, in relation to no. 70.


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