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Pax (Baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax (Baiser de paix) (Front)
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Turin, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica

Inv. 130/AV


Height: 140mm
Width: 100mm
Depth: 15 mm

Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds.
Crosshatched background. Brickwork. Twisted columns.

Koechlin Number: 0912

Koechlin 1924: France, beginning of the 16th century.
Mallé 1969: Aosta (?), last quarter of the 15th century.
Tomasi 2006: Flemish, last quarter of the 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: French or North Italian, late 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding.

Object Condition
Upper part broken.

Known between ca. 1950 and 1987 as Inv. 75. Later inscription in red '860' (original Museum number used until ca. 1950), in black pencil '75' (Museum number used ca. 1950-1987) and '1312'.

Probably acquired in the late 19th century.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 334; II, no. 912; III, pl. CLXII.
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), pp. 318-319, pl. 168.
Giacomo Jaquerio e il Gotico Internazionale in Piemonte, ed. by E. Castelnuovo and G. Romano, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Palazzo Madama, 1979, pp. 290-291, pl. 58.
Corti e città. Arte del Quattrocento delle Alpi occidentali, ed. by E. Pagella, E. Rossetti Brezzi, E. Castelnuovo, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Palazzo Madama, 2006, no. 55, pp. 98-99.


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