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Gabled centre panel (fragment of a triptych or polyptych), bands of rosettes (décor de roses; colonnettes) (Front)

Gabled centre panel (fragment of a triptych or polyptych), bands of rosettes (décor de roses; colonnettes) (Front)
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Repository Institution

Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art



Height: 229mm
Width: 114mm

Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); angel crowning the Virgin; two angels holding candlesticks.

Koechlin Number: 0169bis

Koechlin 1924: France, end of 1st third of 14th century.
Randall 1993 and Museum's opinion 2010: French (Paris), 1320-1330.


Missing hinges on either side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy and gilding.

Object Condition
Slight restoration in background behind angels and columns. Broken around the hinges: replacement elements along left and right sides.

Francis Douce collection (until 1824). Collection of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, Goodrich Court, Hertfordshire (until 1848). John Malcolm Poltalloch, County Argyll, Scotland. Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm: sold, Christie's, London, 1 May 1913, lot 20. Bought from Durlacher Brothers, London, in 1923, thanks to the gift of J. H. Wade and Mr and Mrs John Severance.

S. R. Meyrick, 'The Doucean Museum', in Gentlemen's Magazine (June 1836), no. 39, p. 586.
Catalogue of Bronzes and Ivories, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1879, no. 275.
W. Milliken, 'An Ivory of the Early XIV Century', in Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin (December 1923), pp. 175-178.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 130; II, no. 169bis.
W. D. Wixom, Treasures of Medieval France, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967, p. 194, V.13.
The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook (1978), p. 59.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 39.


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