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Gabled triptych, 3 registers (Front)

Gabled triptych, 3 registers (Front)
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Religious. Passion.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.101

Bone;metal (hinges)

Height: 247mm
Width: 146mm

Wing, left
Register 1: kneeling archangel Gabriel (part of Annunciation).
Register 2: saint John the Baptist holding a scroll.
Register 3: saint Michael.
Centre panel
Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist.
Register 2: Deposition; three Holy Women; Virgin embracing Christ's body; saint John the Evangelist.
Register 3: Entombment with wooden coffin.
Wing, right
Register 1: seated Virgin (part of Annunciation).
Register 2: saint John the Evangelist.
Register 3: saint George and the dragon.
Two towers. Beaded borders. Pomegranates.

Randall 1985 and Museum's opinion 2010: Italy (Venice), end of 14th century.
Wiliamson and Davies 2014: Italy (Venice), end of 14th century.


Pin hinges (replacement); four cuts for earlier hinges.

Object Condition
Considerably worn. Broken in the lower part of the centre panel.

Related to no. 143-1866 at the Victoria and Albert Museum; byzantinising style (Randall 1985).

Said by the vendor to have come from a Portuguese convent; bought by Henry Walters from Henry Daguerre in Paris in 1925; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 351.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), p. 202, in relation to no. 64.


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