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Wing, right (part of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)

Wing, right (part of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)
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Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art



Height: 144.5mm
Width: 100mm

Crucifixion with the Virgin swooning and saint John the Evangelist; Longinus piercing Christ's side; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; angels holding the sun and moon; rugged cross.
Medallions enclosing quatrefoils with protruding cones in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0435

Koechlin 1912: France, early 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: French, end of 1st third of the 14th century.
Natanson 1951: French, c. 1330.
Randall 1993: French (Paris), 2nd quarter of the 14th century.
Williamson 2002: Paris, c. 1320-1330.
Museum's opinion 2010: French (Paris), c. 1330.

Master of the Death of the Virgin (Natanson); Master of the Mège Diptych (Randall)

Traces of four missing hinges on the left side.

The left wing is now in The Wernher Collection in London (88259049 (EE262)).

Collection of Octave Homberg (b. 1876, d. 1941), Paris: his sale, Paris, 11-16 May 1908, lot 480 (purchased by Stettiner). Emile Baboin collection, Lyon. Bought from Raphael Stora, New York, in 1951 (purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust).

R. Koechlin, Ivoires gothiques: Collection Emile Baboin (Lyon, 1912), no. 2.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 200-201, 205, 221-222, 275, II, no. 435; III, pl. LXXXVII.
J. Natanson, Gothic Ivories of the 13th and 14th Centuries (London, 1951), pp. 21-22, pl. 31.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 60.
P. Williamson, 'Medieval Ivory Carvings in the Wernher Collection', in Apollo (May 2002), pp. 17-22 (p. 19).
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, in relation to no. 161.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 148.


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