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Wing, right (part of a diptych), 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Wing, right (part of a diptych), 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

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Height: 200mm
Width: 105mm
Depth: 11mm

Register 1: Deposition with the Virgin holding Christ's hand; saint John the Evangelist.
Register 2: Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ; soldier with winged hat.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0290

Henszlmann 1853: Flemish, 15th century.
Westwood 1876: Rhenish?
Gatty 1883: Rhenish?
London 1923: French, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd third of 14th century.
Liverpool Ivories 1954: French, c. 1330-1350.
Gibson 1994: 1350-1360; French.
Victoria and Albert Museum online catalogue: Cologne, c. 1350-1360 [accessed January 2010].
Museum's opinion 2010: French or German (Cologne), c. 1330-1360.


Two missing hinges on the left side.

Inscription: 'D[omi]n[u]s Will[el]m[u]s Lidiat' (14th century), perhaps of Lydiate Hall near Ormskirk in Lancashire.

The left wing of this diptych is London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 161-1896 (see Gibson 1994, pl. XXXVb).

'Dominus Willelmus Lidiat', possibly a member of the Lydiate family, of Lydiate hall (Lancashire): 14th-century inscription 'Dominus Willelmus Lidiat'. Gabor Fejérváry collection: inherited at his death in 1851 by his nephew Ferenc Pulszky; sold to Joseph Mayer in 1855; given by Joseph Mayer to the town of Liverpool in 1867. In Fejérváry Collection, Mayer Museum, Liverpool by 1876.

E. Henszlmann, Catalogue of the Collection of the Monuments of Art formed by the late Gabriel Fejérváry of Hungary exhibited at the Museum of the Archeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1853), no. 679.
F. Pulszky, Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories in the Museum of Joseph Mayer, Esq., F.S.A. (Liverpool, 1856), no. 56, p. 49.
W. Maskell, Ivories Ancient and Mediaeval in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1872), p. 173.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 411 (`73.146).
C. T. Gatty, Catalogue of Mediaeval and Later Antiquities contained in the Mayer Museum (Liverpool, 1883), no. 58.
Victoria County History of Lancashire (London, 1907), III, pp. 200-208.
P. Nelson, 'The Mediaeval Ivories in the Liverpool Museum II', in The Connoisseur 30 (1911), no. X.
E. S. Prior, A. Gardner, Mediaeval Figure-Sculpture in England (Cambridge, 1912), tbc.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory, exhibition catalogue, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1923, no. 108, pl. XXXII.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 170, 171, 355; II, no. 290; III, pl. LXXIV.
M. Longhurst, Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2 vols (London, 1927-1929), II, p. 18, fig. 1.
Liverpool Ivories: Special Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, London, British Museum, 1954, no. 35.
M. Gibson, The Liverpool Ivories: late antique and medieval ivory and bone carving in Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art Gallery (London, 1994), no. 35.
[No author], Descent (London, 2000), p. 49.


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