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Pax, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; baiser de paix) (Back)

Pax, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; baiser de paix) (Back)
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Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Inv. 109 C


Height: 100 mm
Width: 75 mm
Depth: 13 mm

Trinity; Gnadenstuhl (Throne of Mercy); God the Father holding Christ on the cross; dove of the Holy Spirit issuing from the mouth of God the Father; clouds.
Diapered background. Incised trefoils in the spandrels.

Supino 1898: Italy, 14th century.
Chiesi 2011: England or Northeastern France, last quarter of the 14th century.


The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost. Longer edges slightly chamfered. Incised inscription: '1221'.

Object Condition
Central hole in the upper part of the panel.

Carrand collection: bequeathed by Louis Carrand (d. 1888) to the Museo del Bargello in 1888.

I. B. Supino, Catalogo del R. Museo Nazionale di Firenze (Rome, 1898), p. 232, no. 109.
E. Gerspach, 'La Collection Carrand au musée national de Florence', in Les Arts 32 (August 1904), p. 53.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1923, p. 89, in relation to no. 153.
B. Chiesi, Catalogo degli avori gotici del Museo Nazionale del Bargello (unpublished PhD thesis - Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2011), pp. 454-467.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 137.


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