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Diptych, 3 registers, 4 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)

Diptych, 3 registers, 4 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)
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Kassel, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Sammlung Angewandte Kunst

Inv. KP B VI/II.154

Ivory;brass (hinges)

Height: 201mm
Width: 196mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Raising of Lazarus. Entry into Jerusalem; tree.
Register 2: Christ washing the feet of the apostles.
Register 3: Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter; lantern; soldier with shield with a face. Death of Judas (Judas hanging).
Wing, right
Register 1: Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; Christ feeding Judas across the table.
Register 2: Agony in the Garden (Christ at Gethsemane); apostles asleep; trees.
Register 3: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; Longinus with spear kneeling in prayer; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar.

Koechlin Number: 0794

Koechlin 1924: French, end of the 14th century.
Kassel 1999: Paris, c. 1350/65.
Schmidberger and Richter 2001: Paris, c. 1350/65.


Two hinges.

Flat and smooth.

First mentioned in the inventory of the 'Gewölbe unter dem Neuen Kabinett' in the Kassel Palace in 1753.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 286, 291; II, no. 794.
Tardy, Les Ivoires (Paris, 1966), p. 39.
Geburt der Zeit: eine Geschichte der Bilder und Begriffe, exhibition catalogue, Kassel, Museum Fridericianum, December 1999 - March 2000, no.
E. Schmidberger and T. Richter, Schatz Kunst, 800 bis 1800: Kunsthandwerk und Plastik der Staatlichen Museen Kassel im Hessischen Landesmuseum Kassel (Kassel, 2001), fig. 1, p. 48.


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