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Relief (appliqué) (Front)

Relief (appliqué) (Front)
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Religious. Lives of Saints.

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Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago

Inv. 1943.61

Ivory;wood (backing)

Height: 64 mm
Width: 59 mm
Depth: 15 mm

Scene from the life of saint Agnes
Saint Agnes before the prefect Semprenius (?); saint Agnes with a lamb; king holding a pair of gloves; soldier holding a spear; crown.

Leeuwenberg 1969: France (?), last quarter of the 18th century to 1st half of the 19th century.
Museum's opinion 2015: Northern Italian, 19th century in 14th century style.

Master of the Agrafe Forgeries (Leeuwenberg 1969)

Hidden by a wooden backing.

Object Condition
The relief has been glued onto a thin ivory sheet, itself pasted onto a wooden panel.

Salomon collection, Berlin, before 1917; sold, Rudolph Lepke’s Kunst–Auctions–Haus, Berlin, 15 May 1917, lot 103 (Skulpturen–Sammlung aus Berliner privatbesitz, lot 103, as 'Johannes der Täufer vor Herodes'). Collection of Harry Fuld (d. 1932), Frankfurt, before 1932; by descent to his widow, Lucie Mayer-Fuld (née Cajzago) and by extension to her second husband, Acatiu Mayer-Fuld, Berlin, Biarritz, and New York, 1932; sold, through Raphael Stora, to the Art Institute in 1942.

M. R. Rogers, 'Decorative Arts', in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago: Report for the Year 1943 38, 3 (1944), pp. 16–17.
M. R. Rogers and O. Goetz, Handbook to the Lucy Maud Buckingham Medieval Collection (Chicago, 1945), p. 70, no. 52.
J. Leeuwenberg, 'Early Nineteenth-Century Gothic Ivories', in Aachener Kunstblätter, 39 (1969), pp. 111-148 (p. 135, fig. 38).
D. Gaborit-Chopin, 'Les ivoires gothiques. À propos d'un article récent', in Bulletin monumental 128-2 (1970), pp. 127-133 (p. 128, fig. 1).


Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.
Credit line: Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1943.61.

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