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Rome, Vatican, Musei Vaticani

Inv. 64618 (Morey A87)


Height: 165mm
Width: 117mm
Depth: 36mm
Weight: 578.3g

Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist, under a trefoil arch.

Koechlin Number: 0230

Koechlin 1924: France, 1st half of the 14th century.
Morey 1936: Italy, 14th century.
Giusti 1982: Northern France, c. 1250-1260.


Traces of two missing modern hinges on the right side.

Flat and smooth, with engraved arches.

Object Condition
Missing: left side and bottom right corner (replaced with wood).

Mentioned in the inventory of Clement XIII, pope from 1758 to 1769 (Inv. Clemente XIII, f. 89v).

R. Kanzler, Gli avori dei musei profano e sacro della Biblioteca Vaticana (Rome, 1903), II, no. 49, pl. XI.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 144; II, no. 230.
C. R. Morey, Gli oggetti di avorio e di osso del Museo Vaticano (Vatican City, 1936), p. 78, no. A87, pl. XX.
P. Giusti, 'Une Madonna in avorio nel Museo Duca di Martina. Plastica minore e scultura monumentale nella Francia del XIII secolo', in Bollettino d'Arte, 67 (1982), pp. 77-86 (fig. 6).
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. 552, in relation to no. 157.


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