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Panel, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (plaquette); reused as a pax (baiser de paix) (Front)

Panel, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (plaquette); reused as a pax (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Bruges, Bruggemuseum-Gruuthuse

Inv. 0.7.VIII


Height: 80mm
Width: 50mm

Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; sun and moon; rugged cross.
Pointed quatrefoils in the spandrels. Crosshatched background.

Koechlin Number: 0893

Bruges 2010: Paris, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Flat and smooth. Small oval hole. The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost.

Object Condition
Lower right corner chipped. Vertical crack in the lower part of the panel.

Rounded corners. According to Vandenberghe, this panel probably originally was the cover of a set of wax tablets, or of a book (see Bruges 2010).

Unknown provenance.

O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Ivory Carvings of the Christian Era in the British Museum (London, 1909), p. 111, in relation to no. 318.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 333; II, no. 893.
R. H. Randall, 'Dutch Ivories of the Fifteenth Century', in Beelden in de late Middeleeuwen en Renaissance, ed. by R. Falkenburg et al., Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (Zwolle, 1994), pp. 126-139 (pp. 137-138).
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].
S. Vandenberghe, Ivory in Bruges: Treasures from museums, churches and monasteries, exhibition catalogue, Bruges, 2010, pp. 12-13.


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