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Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.201

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 168mm
Width: 80mm (each)

Wing, left
Register 1: Nativity with Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Register 2: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls.
Wing, right
Register 1: Adoration of the Magi.
Register 2: Christ in Glory with Resurrection of the Dead (Last Judgement). Angels holding Instruments of the Passion. Virgin and saint John the Baptist kneeling; souls rising from their tombs.

Randall 1985 and Museum's opinion 2010: Flemish or Mosan, last quarter of the 14th century.


Two hinges.

Edouard Chappey collection, Paris: sold, Paris, 5 June 1907, IV, lot 1682. Bought by Henry Walters from Léon Gruel in 1925 in Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

The International Style: The Arts of Europe around 1400, ed. by P. Verdier, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, 1962, no. 110.
R. H. Randall, Medieval Ivories in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, 1969), no. 19.
R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 310.


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