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

Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Front)
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Turin, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica

Inv. 138/AV


Height: 140mm
Width: 76mm

Adoration of the Magi; angel crowning the Virgin; angel swinging a censer.
Medallions enclosing quatrefoils with a male and female face in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0469

Koechlin 1924: France, 1st third of the 14th century.
Mallé 1969: France, 2nd third of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion: Paris, c. 1300.


Two missing hinges.

Object Condition
Broken near the lower hinge.

Known between ca. 1950 and 1987 as Inv. 103. Later inscription '103' (former Museum number), and in red '3230' (original Museum number used until ca. 1950).

Acquired from Guglielmi in 1893.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 201, 212; II, no. 469.
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), pl. 132 (as Inv. 103).
Medioevo e produzione artistica di serie. Smalti di Limoges e avori gotici in Campania, ed. by P. Giusti, P. Leone de Castris, exhibition catalogue, Naples, Museo Duca di Martina, 1981, pp. 94-95.


© Reproduced by permission of the Fondazione Torino Musei. Studio fotografico Gonella 2010.

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