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Pax (baiser de paix) (Side)

Pax (baiser de paix) (Side)
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Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum

Inv. Pl 23:7


Height: 120mm
Width: 90mm

Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; saint Mary Magdalene embracing the foot of the cross; titulus.
Crosshatched background; roped border; columns.

Richter 2003: Netherlands or Rhineland, 2nd half of 15th century.
Jülich 2007: Netherlands or Rhineland, 2nd half of 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: green (ground); traces of a darker colour in the cross-hatched background.

Curved and smooth. Ivory handle with carved decoration.

Object Condition
Worn by handling; abrasions on the surface; damaged on the arch decoration.
Missing: foliated decoration at the top of the gable.Repaired with an iron rivet on the bottom edge (Jülich 2007).
The profile of the ogee arch has been reworked (Richter 2003).

Collection of Friedrich Marx: Marx bequest to the Museum in 1919.

F. Back, Großherzoglich Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Führer durch die kunst- und historischen Sammlungen (Darmstadt, 1908), p. 46.
Kunstschätze aus dem Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Darmstadt, 1948), no. 31.
Gestaltetes Elfenbein: Arbeiten deutscher Künstler und Handwerker sowie der Fachschule für Holz und Elfenbein in Erbach, exhibition catalogue, Bern and Zurich, 1960-1961, no. 4.
T. Richter, Paxtafeln und Pacificalia, Studien zu Form, Ikonographie und liturgischem Gebrauch (Weimar, 2003), no. 32.
T. Jülich, Die mittelalterlichen Elfenbeinarbeiten des Hessischen Landesmuseums Darmstadt, exhibition catalogue, Regensburg, 2007, no. 56.


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