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Head of crozier (crosse) (Side)

Head of crozier (crosse) (Side)
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Prague, Chapter of the diocese of Hradec Králové (deposited at the Saint-George Museum)


Ivory;metal (volute)

Height: 47mm

Side 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist.
Side 2: Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two angels holding candlesticks; Virgin holding a flower.

Koechlin Number: 0774

Koechlin 1924: France, mid 14th century (metalwork volute: Italy, 15th century).
"Paris 1981: Paris, 2nd quarter of the 14th century (metalwork volute: late 14th century; lower part and gemstones added later). "


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy.

Carved on both sides.
Volute inscribed "XPS vincit XPS Reganat XPS imperat."

From Rajhad (Raigern) (Moravia), Treasury of the Abbey.

A. L. von Wolfskron, 'Der Bischofsstab, dessen liturgisch - symbolische Bedeutung und allmähliche Entwicklung seiner Gestalt', Mitteilungen der K.K. Central-Commission (1857), II, p. 256, VII, pl. x, p. 259, XVIII, p. 209.
K. Lind, Über den Krummstab (Vienna, 1873), no. 8.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), Appendix, p. 467.
Christliche Ausstellung des Mährischen Gewerbe-Museums, exhibition catalogue, Brno, 1884, no. 36.
Ceské umeni gotické 1450-1420 (Prague, 1910), no. 4388.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 34, 272, 274, 276; II, no. 774; III, pl. CXXVIII.
Les Fastes du Gothique: le siècle de Charles V, ed. by F. Baron, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais, 1981, no. 150.


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