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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Religious. Passion. Life of Christ. Infancy of Christ.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.273

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 124mm
Width: 89mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; Agony in the Garden (Christ at Gethsemane).
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit; Nativity (Virgo lactans) with Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Wing, right
Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; Entombment (Anointing of Christ's body); Virgin anointing Christ's body.
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi; Entry into Jerusalem.

Randall 1985: French (Paris?), 3rd quarter of the 14th century.
Paris 1991: Paris, 3rd quarter or last third of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: French (Paris?), 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Two silver hinges set diagonally.

The back has been scraped.

Object Condition
Both leaves are drilled with four holes in the inner upper and lower corners.

Randall 1985: Based on the same models as Koechlin 370.

Collection of Consul Carl Becker, Frankfurt: sold, Cologne, 23 May 1898, lot 60. Thome collection: sold, Cologne, February 1906, lot 110. Bought by Henry Walters from Jacques Seligmann in Paris in 1912; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 304.
Le Trésor de Saint-Denis, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 1991, p. 278.


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