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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Warsaw, Museum Narodowe w Warszawie (National Museum)

Inv. SZM 1444

Ivory;metal (later hinges)

Height: 103mm
Width: 64mm
Depth: 4mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Entry into Jerusalem; apostles including saint John the Evangelist holding a martyr's palm.
Register 2: Christ washing the feet of the apostles.
Wing, left
Register 1: Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter; soldier with heart-shaped shield.
Register 2: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls.

Museum's opinion 2012: Paris, c. 1350-1375.


Two later hinges.

Object Condition
Holes and recess in the middle of the outer border of each panel presumably to attach a metal clasp which would have kept the diptych closed.

Originally in the Schlesisches Museum für Kunstgewerbe und Altertümer, Breslau (Wrocław); brought to the National Museum in Warsaw in 1945.

F. Heinelt, Elfenbein-Diptichen aus der Neisser gegend 14. Jahrhundert', in Schlesiens Vorzeit in Bild und Schrift II (1875), pp. 121-125.
P. Ratkowska, 'Un petit autel du groupe des diptyques de la Passion au Musée National de Varsovie, XVII-3 (1976), pp. 77-82.


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