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Pax, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Religious. Saints.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.84


Width: 91mm

Saint John the Baptist holding the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei); standing Virgin and Child; saint Catherine of Alexandria holding a broken wheel and a martyr's palm; crown.
Crosshatched background; Flamboyant tracery; roped border.

Randall 1985: Netherlands (Utrecht?), 1440-1460.


Ivory handle.

Object Condition
Missing: upper part of the pax.
Lower right corner chipped and lower border chipped.

Collection of William T. Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), pp. 240-241, no. 363.
R. H. Randall, 'Dutch Ivories of the Fifteenth Century', in Beelden in de late Middeleeuwen en Renaissance, ed. by R. Falkenburg et al., Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (Zwolle, 1994), pp. 126-139 (pp. 129-130, fig. 3).
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, p. 266.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 603-4, in relation to no. 183.


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