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Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Left wing)

Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Left wing)
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Right wing



Religious. Life of Christ.

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Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Inv. 100 C

Ivory;metal (modern hinge)

Height: 175mm
Width: 99mm (each)
Depth: 12mm

Wing, left
Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); angel crowning the Virgin; two standing angels holding navettes and swinging censers.
Wing, right
Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; Virgin raising both hands; angel with hands clasped and angel crying; rugged cross.
Angels holding crowns in the spandrels.

Vitali 1976: France, 2nd quarter of the 14th century.
Chiesi 2011: French (Paris), 1300-1330.

Atelier of the Christ Judge Diptych (Atelier du diptyque du Christ Juge)(Chiesi 2011)

Traces of two missing hinges.

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Missing: fingers of the angel of the left and of the angel crowning the Virgin. A fragment of the crown and the flower in the left hand of the Virgin.Lost pieces of ivory around the hinges. Many faces seem worn.

Carrand collection: bequeathed by Louis Carrand (d. 1888) to the Museo del Bargello in 1888.

I. B. Supino, Catalogo del R. Museo Nazionale di Firenze (Rome, 1898), p. 228, no. 100.
L. Vitali, Avori gotici francesi (Milano, 1976), p. 31, no. 18.
B. Chiesi, Catalogo degli avori gotici del Museo Nazionale del Bargello (unpublished PhD thesis - Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2011), pp. 124-135.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 580-2, in relation to no. 171.


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