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Triptych, 2 and 3 registers, 1 arch across (Front)

Triptych, 2 and 3 registers, 1 arch across (Front)
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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.149

Bone;wood;metal (hinges)

Height: 608 mm
Width: 661 mm (open)
Depth: 66 mm

Wing, left
Border with the coat of arms of Aragon.
Register 1: medallion enclosing a quatrefoil with the head of King Ferdinand of Aragon.
Register 2: Assumption.
Register 3: Adoration of Christ Child (Nativity); angels.
Border with the coat of arms of Aragon.
Centre panel
Angels holding the coat of arms of Castile and León.
Register 1: Virgin in glory; two kneeling angels; musician angels (drum; portable organ; string instrument; trumpet); crown.
Register 2: Presentation in the Temple; maid holding a basket. Saint Peter holding a key Betrothal of Joseph and the Virgin.
Apostles holding scrolls in niches, including saint Peter holding a key and saint Paul holding a sword.
Wing, right
Border with coat of arms of Castile.
Register 1: medallion enclosing a quatrefoil with the head of Queen Isabella of Castile; jewellery.
Register 2: unidentified scene; Virgin crowned by an angel.
Register 3: Annunciation; Virgin sitting at a pulpit; open book; vase of lilies.
Flamboyant gothic architecture; tracery; row of blind arches; foliated decoration; heads in medallions.
Border with the coat of arms of León.
Inscription in Gothic script: 'SIT NOMEN VIRG. MARIAE BENEDICTUM IN SAECULA' (May the name of the Virgin Mary be blessed through the centuries).

Goldschmidt 1943: Spain, late 19th century.
Museum's opinion 2014: 19th century.

Francisco Pallas y Puig (b. 1859, d. 1926), of Valencia (Goldschmidt 1943)

Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, in 1895; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

A. Goldschmidt, 'Pseudo-Gothic Spanish ivory triptychs of the nineteenth century', in The Journal of the Walters Gallery, VI (1943), pp. 49-59.


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