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Wing, right (part of a diptych), 2 registers , 6 paired arches across, bands of rosettes (décor de roses; frise d'arcatures) (Back)

Wing, right (part of a diptych), 2 registers , 6 paired arches across, bands of rosettes (décor de roses; frise d'arcatures) (Back)
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Religious. Life of Christ.

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New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art



Height: 170mm
Width: 110mm
Depth: 10mm

Register 1: Ascension; Virgin and apostles including Saint Peter. Pentecost; Virgin surrounded by the apostles including saint Peter and saint John the Evangelist.
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi. Entry into Jerusalem; apostles including saint Peter.
Turrets. Beaded borders. Pinnacles.

Koechlin Number: 0388

Koechlin 1924: French, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2011: French, 14th century.


Traces of two hinges on the left side.

Flat. Worn ink inscription: possibly '1885'.

Object Condition
One hole in each upper corner.

The left wing was formerly in the List collection in Magdeburg and, in 2010, in a private collection in London (see related object).

Collection of Georges Hoentschel (b. 1855, d. 1915), Paris. Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913), London and New York: Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan (1913-1917); gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917.

A. Pératé, Collections Georges Hoentschel. Ivoires, orfèvrerie religieuse, pierres (Paris, 1911), no. 43, pl. XXXVI.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 187, 192, 200, 215, 292; II, no. 388; III, pl. LXXXIV.
J. Lowden, Medieval and Later Ivories in the Courtauld Gallery (London, 2013), p. 56, in relation to no. 5.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), p. 234, in relation to no. 73.


Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photograph by Thomas Vinton, Medieval Art and The Cloisters.

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