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Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Side)

Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Side)
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Height: 140mm
Width: 83mm
Depth: 12.5mm

Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks.
Two angels swinging censers in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0411

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd third of the 14th century; mistakenly states this piece is in the collection of the Musée archéologique in Niort.
Schnitzler, Volbach, Bloch 1964: France, c. 1320-1330.
Randall 1993: German (Cologne), 3rd quarter of the 14th century.
Detroit 1997: German, 1325-1350.

Master of the Berlin Triptych (Berlin Master)(Gaborit-Chopin; Randall)

Traces of two missing hinges on the right side.

Flat and smooth. Remains of labels.

Object Condition
Missing: candlestick held by the angel on the right.

Collection of Octave Homberg (b. 1876, d. 1941), Paris. Collection of Mme Homberg, Paris (until 1931). Collection of E. and M. Kofler-Truniger, Lucerne (until 1965). Bequest by Laurence H. Favrot to the Museum in 1971.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 199, 202, 203; II, no. 411; III, pl. LXXXV.
H. Schnitzler, F. Volbach, P. Bloch, Skulpturen, Elfenbein, Perlmutter, Stein, Holz Europäisches Mittelalter, Sammlung E. und M. Kofler-Truniger, 2 vols (Lucerne, 1964), no. S.67.
J. L. Schrader, 'Recent Acquisitions. An Ivory Plaque with the Virgin and Child in Glory', in Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Houston (May 1972), pp. 35-37.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age (Freiburg, 1978), p. 211 (in relation to Berlin, Inv. 628).
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 122.
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, pp. 202-203, fig. 43-44a.
H. Krohm, 'Die mittelalterliche Elfenbeine' in KulturStiftung der Länder, Patrimonia 193 (2001), pp. 6-35, fig. 8.
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. 574-5, in relation to no. 168.


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