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Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Inv. F 1646


Height: 270 mm
Width: 114 mm
Depth: 61 mm

Seated Virgin and Child; bare-chested Christ; Christ seated on left arm; Christ holding a bird in his left hand; Christ pulling the front of the Virgin's veil; belt.

Koechlin Number: 0654

Koechlin 1924 and Kube 1925: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Kryzhanovskaya 2014: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Missing: Virgin's crown (probably in metal), Virgin's right arm (later replacement). Christ's toes chipped.
Multiple vertical cracks.

Collection of E. Laborie, Paris: his sale, 1867, lot 111 (Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute couture du Moyen Âge, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes composant la précieuse collection de M. E. Laborie (Paris, 1867), no. 111); collection of Vasiliy L'vovich Naryshkin (b. 1841, d. 1906), Saint Petersburg; donated in 1871 to the Museum of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts (Muzei OPKh); transferred to the Hermitage in 1919.

Collection V. Narischkin. Objets d'art (Paris, 1869), no. 173.
Ukazatel' sobraniiu khudozhestvennykh proizvedeniy, pozhalovannomu gosudarem imperatorom Muzeiu Obshchestva pooshchreniia khudozhnikov i podnesennomu gosudariu V. L. Naryshkinym (Saint Petersburg, 1871), no. 161.
Katalog Muzeia Imperatorskogo Obshchestva pooshchreniia khudozhestv (Saint Petersburg, 1904), no. 130, p. 437.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 240; II, no. 654.
A. N. Kube, Reznaia kost'. Katalog [Ivory Carvings Catalogue Hermitage], (Leningrad [Saint-Petersburg], 1925), no. 68.
Rzemioslo artystyczne zachodniej Europy od XI do XVI wieku ze zborow panstwowego Ermitazu w Sankt-Petersburgu, exhibition catalogue, Malbork, The Malbork Castle Museum, 1994, no. 48.
M. Kryzhanovskaya, Western European Medieval Ivories. Catalogue of the Collection (Зaпaднoeврoпeйскaя рeзнaя кoстъ Срeдних вeкoв. Кataлoг кoллeкции), (Saint Peterburg, 2014), no. 99.


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