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Gabled panel (fragment of a diptych or polyptych), 1 register (Front)

Gabled panel (fragment of a diptych or polyptych), 1 register (Front)
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Rome, Vatican, Musei Vaticani

Inv. 64620 (Morey A85)

Ivory (?)

Height: 110mm
Width: 38mm
Depth: 6mm
Weight: 21.9g

Saint Peter with a key.

Egbert 1929: North Italy (Venice), 1st half of the 14th century.
Morey 1936: North Italy (Venice), 1st half of the 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding: pattern on the saint's garment, along the hem, halo, beard, ornament on the background in the gable.Inscription: 'S. PETRUS'.

Flat with scoring.

Acquired before 1876.

J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), Appendix, p. 346.
G. B. De Rossi, Catalogo del Museo Sacro Vaticano, dictated by G. B. De Rossi, written by Mons. C. Stornajolo [Rome, after 23 October 1878 - before 20 September 1894]; Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, ms Arch. Bibl. 66a, f. 314r, no. 1100.
R. Kanzler, Gli avori dei musei profano e sacro della Biblioteca Vaticana (Rome, 1903), no. 40, pl. X.
D. D. Egbert, 'North Italian Gothic Ivories in the Museo Cristiano of the Vatican Library', in Art Studies 7 (1929), p. 171.
C. R. Morey, Gli oggetti di avorio e di osso del Museo Vaticano (Vatican City, 1936), p. 77, no. A85, pl. XXI.


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