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Pax with truncated gable (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax with truncated gable (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 704 (lost)


Height: 110mm
Width: 84mm

Annunciation with angel coming from the right; dove of the Holy Spirit.
Scroll with inscription: 'AVE GRACIA PLENA D[OMIN]I '.
Crosshatched background.

Koechlin Number: 0910

Westwood 1876: Germany, late 16th century.
Vöge 1900: Netherlandish (?), c. 1450.
Volbach 1923: Netherlands, late 15th century.
Koechlin 1924: French, late 15th or early 16th century.
Richter 2003: Netherlands or France (?), beginning of the 16th century.
Dokumentation 2006: Netherlands, late 15th century.


The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost.

Object Condition
Closed hole at the top centre.

'D T' stands for 'Dominus Tecum'.

Acquired by the Kunstkammer in 1841 in Munich; undocumented after 7 April 1945.

J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 775 (`73.275).
W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (1900), no. 175, pl. XLI.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 57, pl. 62.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 334; II, no. 910.
T. Richter, Paxtafeln und Pacificalia, Studien zu Form, Ikonographie und liturgischem Gebrauch (Weimar, 2003), no. 23.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 64.


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