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

Diptych, 3 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Rome, Vatican, Musei Vaticani

Inv. 64619 (Morey A86)


Height: 276mm
Width: 120mm (each)
Depth: 7mm
Weight: 242.2g (left wing); 196.2 (right wing)

Wing, left
Register 1: Temptation of Judas; Judas receiving the reward. Soldiers (part of the Betrayal scene on the right wing).
Register 2: Flagellation. Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ.
Register 3: Entombment. Two Holy Women and one soldier asleep under an arch (part of the Holy Women at the Tomb scene on the right wing).
Wing, right
Register 1: Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas). Death of Judas (Judas hanging); tree.
Register 2: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist. Deposition; Joseph of Arimathea holding Christ's body.
Register 3: one of the Holy Women at the Tomb, with angel seated on the tomb and two soldiers asleep. Noli me Tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene).

Koechlin Number: 0271

Koechlin 1924: France, mid 14th century.
Egbert 1929: Northern Italy, beginning of 14th century.
Morey 1936: Northern Italy, 14th century.


Object Condition
Missing: upper right corner of the left wing. The right wing has numerous breaks and has been repaired. Deep cracks in the left wing.

Mentioned in the inventory of Clement XIII, pope from 1758 to 1769 (Inv. Clemente XIII, f. 111).

R. Kanzler, Gli avori dei musei profano e sacro della Biblioteca Vaticana (Rome, 1903), no. 61, pl. XV.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 88, 159; II, no. 271.
D. D. Egbert, 'North Italian Gothic Ivories in the Museo Cristiano of the Vatican Library', in Art Studies 7 (1929), pp. 168-207 [p. 187, fig. 33].
C. R. Morey, Gli oggetti di avorio e di osso del Museo Vaticano (Vatican City, 1936), pp. 77-78, no. A86, pl. XX.


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