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Gabled triptych, 2 and 3 registers, with quatrefoils (quatre-feuilles); reliefs (appliqués) (Front)

Gabled triptych, 2 and 3 registers, with quatrefoils (quatre-feuilles); reliefs (appliqués) (Front)
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Front (closed)

Front (closed)




Religious. Passion. Life of Christ.

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Fécamp, Palais Bénédictine

Inv. A-1-b01

Ivory;gilded wood;metal (clasp)

Height: 275mm
Width: 95mm (centre); 52mm (wings)

Wing, left
Register 1: Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Judas receiving the reward (payment in silver); soldiers; lanterns.
Register 2: Christ before Pilate.
Register 3: Crucifixion (Nailing to the Cross).
Sun in the gable.
Centre panel
Register 1: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers; soldiers; spear; shield; two angels and God the Father in the wooden gable.
Register 2: Nativity; sun and moon; angel; swaddled Christ.
Wing, right
Register 1: Mocking of Christ (?).
Register 2: Flagellation.
Register 3: Deposition with the Virgin holding Christ's body; Joseph of Arimathea holding Christ's body.
Sun in the gable. Greek (?) inscriptions.

Catalogue 1875: Venice (Bartholomeo Taddeo Cigoli), end of the 15th century.
Catalogue 1888: Italy (Bartholomeo Taddeo Cigoli), 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2013: Italian (Venice), 19th century.

Bartholomeo Taddeo Cigoli (Catalogue 1875 and 1888)

Gilded wooden case.
Carved on the back of the wings and visible when the triptych is closed: Annunciation. Blue and white label with the inscription: '31[?]'. Blue and white label with the inscription: 'n. 837'. Blue and white label with the inscription: '1035'.

In the collection assembled by Alexandre Le Grand for the museum by 1875. Described in a pre-1888 handwritten inventory kept at the museum as: 'Triptyque en ivoire italien de Bartolomeo Taddeo Cigali. XVe siècle. Scènes de la vie de Jésus'.

Distillerie de la Liqueur Bénédictine de Fécamp. Catalogue du Musée. Collection formée par M. A. Legrand Ainé (Fécamp, 1875), no. 259.
Distillerie de la liqueur Bénédictine de l'Abbaye de Fécamp. Musée. Catalogue illustré de nombreux dessins de H. Scott gravés par Bellanger... (Fécamp, 1888), p. 27, no. 50 and pl. XIII.


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