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Wing, right (part of a diptych), 3 registers, 5 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)

Wing, right (part of a diptych), 3 registers, 5 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)
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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.156

Metal (remains of hinges);ivory

Height: 262mm
Width: 125mm
Depth: 15mm

Register 1: Christ washing the feet of the apostles.
Register 2: Agony in the Garden (Christ at Gethsemane); Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter; man holding a lantern.
Register 3: Crucifixion; cruciform halo; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; Longinus piercing Christ's side; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; skull of Adam at the foot of the cross.

Koechlin Number: 0836

Molinier 1890: France, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Randall 1985: Germany (Mainz), 4th quarter of the 14th century.
Detroit 1997 and Museum's opinion 2010: Germany (Mainz), c. 1375-1400. Attributed to the Kremsmünster Master (a carver named after a diptych now in the abbey of Kremsmünster in Austria).

Atelier of the Kremsmünster Diptych (Koechlin 1924)

Remains of three hinges on the left side.

The genuine left wing is now in Lyon (Musée des Beaux-Arts). See related objects.

Collection of Frédéric Spitzer, Paris: his sale, Chevallier and Mannheim, Paris, 17 April 1893, lot 101; collection of Sigismond Bardac (in 1900); bought by Henry Walters from Jacques Seligmann in 1912 in Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

La Collection Spitzer (Paris, 1890), I, no. 66 (E. Molinier).
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 132, p. 18 (ill.).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), II, no. 836; III, pl. CL.
D. Rosen, 'Photomacrographs as Aids in the Study of Decorative Arts', in Journal of the Walters Art Gallery, XV-XVI (1952-1953), figs 2-4.
The International Style: The Arts of Europe around 1400, ed. by P. Verdier, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, 1962, no. 107.
R. H. Randall, Medieval Ivories in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, 1969), no. 21.
R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 313.
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. 45 and 89, pp. 206-207, 299-300.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, p. 571, in relation to no. 165.


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