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Pax (baiser de paix) (Back)

Pax (baiser de paix) (Back)
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Paderborn, Erzbischöfliche Diözesanmuseum

Inv. KW 948


Height: 126mm
Width: 90mm
Depth: 5mm

Saint Anthony abbot with tau-headed staff and bell; pig; saint Catherine of Alexandria with wheel and sword; crown; angel holding saint Veronica's veil with the Holy Face of Christ (Sancta Facies); clouds.
Unidentified coat of arms: head with ten flowers. Coats of arms with the 'IHS' monogram and the Arma Christi (crown of thorns; cross; nails?).
Carved inscription: 'Adoramus te'.
Roped borders; crosshatched background; columns.

Richter 2003: Netherlands or Northern France, c. 1470.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy (possibly later): angel, letter 'e'.

Curved. Incisions in the back where the handle should have been.

Object Condition
Vertical break in the lower part of the piece.
Missing the end of the 'Adoramus' word.
Three holes in the upper part of the panel. Border chipped in places.

Acquired in 1997 from a private collection.

T. Richter, Paxtafeln und Pacificalia, Studien zu Form, Ikonographie und liturgischem Gebrauch (Weimar, 2003), no. 104 (wrongly designated as Inv. SK. 829), fig. 93.


© Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum und Domschatzkammer Paderborn, Foto: Ansgar Hoffmann.

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