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Quadriptych, 2 registers, 1 arch across (Front)

Quadriptych, 2 registers, 1 arch across (Front)
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Religious. Life of Christ. Passion.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.200


Height: 187mm (each)
Width: 243mm (open); 59mm (each)
Depth: 6mm

Wing 1
Register 1: Raising of Lazarus.
Register 2: Agony in the Garden (Christ at Gethsemane).
Wing 2
Register 1: Entry into Jerusalem.
Register 2: Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter.
Wing 3
Register 1: Christ washing the feet of the apostles.
Register 2: Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ.
Wing 4
Register 1: Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast.
Register 2: Crucifixion, with sword pointing towards the Virgin's chest.
Cruciform haloes.

Randall 1985: Germany, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: German (?), 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of polychromy and gilding: green-gold on the trees, gilding on the halos.

Object Condition
Lower right corner was broken and repaired.

Unusual format. Attributed to two different artists: wing 3 in a different hand (Randall 1985).

Collection of Michel Boy, Paris: his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 13-14 May 1905, lot 284. Bought by Henry Walters from Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co. in 1923 in Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

C. R. Morey, 'A Group of Gothic Ivories in the Walters Art Gallery', in Art Bulletin, 18 (1936), pp. 199ff.
C. R. Morey, 'Italian Gothic Ivories', in Medieval Studies in Memory of A. Kingsley Porter (Cambridge, Mss., 1939), I, p. 41, pl. 20.
The International Style: The Arts of Europe around 1400, ed. by P. Verdier, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, 1962, no. 119.
R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 305.
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, no. 46.


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