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Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquettes; frise d'arcatures) (Front (open))

Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquettes; frise d'arcatures) (Front (open))
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Wing, left

Wing, right

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Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

M 8007

Metal (remains of hinges);ivory

Height: 88mm
Width: 55mm (each)
Depth: 10mm

Wing, left
Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks.
Wing, right
Crucifixion with saint John the Evangelist and the Virgin (reversed); Sun and Moon; rugged cross.
Beaded border.

Henszlmann 1853: Germany, 15th century.
Westwood 1876: France, 14th century.
Gatty 1883: France, 14th century.
London 1923: France, 14th century.
Liverpool Ivories 1954: France (?), 2nd half of 14th century.
Gibson 1994 and Museum's opinion 2010: France, c. 1350-1375.


Two broken hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding (loincloth and hair of Christ); traces of red (hands and side wound of Christ).

Gabor Fejérváry collection; inherited at his death in 1851 by his nephew Ferenc Pulszky; sold to Joseph Mayer in 1855; given by Joseph Mayer to the town of Liverpool in 1867.

E. Henszlmann, Catalogue of the Collection of the Monuments of Art formed by the late Gabriel Fejérváry of Hungary exhibited at the Museum of the Archeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1853), no. 677.
F. Pulszky, Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories in the Museum of Joseph Mayer, Esq., F.S.A. (Liverpool, 1856), no. 51-52.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 431, 427 (`73.161,`73.158).
C. T. Gatty, Catalogue of Mediaeval and Later Antiquities contained in the Mayer Museum (Liverpool, 1883), no. 47.
P. Nelson, 'The Mediaeval Ivories in the Liverpool Museum II', in The Connoisseur 30 (1911), no. XIV.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1923, no. 126, pl. XXXVII.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), II, no. 815.
Liverpool Ivories: Special Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, London, British Museum, 1954, no. 40.
M. Gibson, The Liverpool Ivories: late antique and medieval ivory and bone carving in Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art Gallery (London, 1994), no. 31.


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