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Panel, 3 registers, with arches and quatrefoil (quatre-feuilles; frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)

Panel, 3 registers, with arches and quatrefoil (quatre-feuilles; frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Inv. F 1958


Height: 118 mm
Width: 85 mm
Depth: 10 mm

Register 1: saint Peter holding a key and book. In a quatrefoil: Christ in glory; Christ displaying his wounds. Four Symbols of the Evangelists with scrolls in the spandrels: angel of saint Matthew, eagle of saint John the Evangelist; ox of saint Luke and lion of saint Mark. Saint Paul holding a sword and book.
Register 2: unidentified male saint holding a martyr's palm and a book (saint John the Evangelist). Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist. Unidentified male saint holding a cross.
Register 3: unidentified male saint. Seated Virgin and Child (Sedes Sapientiae); Christ seated frontally. Unidentified male saint.
Pierced trefoils in the spandrels; rows of bllind arches.

Koechlin Number: 0061

Koechlin 1924: France, end of the 13th century or beginning of the 14th century.
Kryzhanovskaya 2014: France (?), 3rd quarter of the 13th century (?).


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: green.

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Missing: flower (?) once held by the Virgin in the lower register.
Three incisions along the left edge.
Three holes in the upper part of the panel whichcome out at the top and on both sides.

It has some similarities with the production of the Soissons Atelier (Koechlin 1924).

Collection of Mikhail Petrovich Botkin (b. 1839, d. 1914), Saint Petersburg, since 1897; transferred to the Hermitage in 1919.

Ukazatel' vystavki starinnykh khudozhestvennykh predmetov i kartin v pol'zu uchrezhdenii, sostoiashchikh pod pokrovitel'stvom ee i. v. vel. kniagini Marii Pavlovny (Saint Petersburg, 1897), no. 14, p. 59.
A. N. Benois, 'Sobranie Mikhaila Pavlovicha Botkina v Peterburge' in Khudozhestvennye sokrovishcha Rossii (Saint Petersburg, 1901), Vol. 2, p. 56.
Sobranie M. P. Botkina (Saint Petersburg, 1911), no. 56.
A. N. Kube, Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh. Putevoditel' po otdeleniiu srednikh vekov i epokhi Vozrozhdeniia [State Hermitage Museum. Guide to the Medieval and Renaissance sections] (Saint Petersburg, 1921), p. 9.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 87; II, no. 61.
Zachodnioeuropejska rzezba z kosci w latach 1100-1290 ze zbiorow Panstwowego Ermitazu v Leningradzie, exhibition catalogue, Warsaw, The National Museum, 1981, no. 12.
Srednevekovoe prikladnoe iskusstvo Zapadnoi Evropy iz sobraniia Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha v g. Sankt-Peterburge: kratkii katalog vystavki, exhibition catalogue, Vyborg, Vyborg Historico-architectural and Fine Arts Museum, 1993, no. 34.
M. Kryzhanovskaya, Western European Medieval Ivories. Catalogue of the Collection (Зaпaднoeврoпeйскaя рeзнaя кoстъ Срeдних вeкoв. Кataлoг кoллeкции), (Saint Peterburg, 2014), no. 63.


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