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Casket with arches (coffret; frise d'arcatures) (Side)

Casket with arches (coffret; frise d'arcatures) (Side)
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End, left

End, right

Body, back

Body, front

Religious. Infancy of Christ. Passion.

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Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum

Inv. F 706

Ivory;gilt silver (fittings)

Height: 55mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 78mm (without fittings)

Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Visitation. Nativity; swaddled Christ. Annunciation to the Shepherds; musician shepherd playing the bagpipes.
Body, front
Adoration of the Magi; attendant with horses; whip.
End, right
Presentation in the Temple; maid holding a candlestick and a basket of doves brought as offerings; Joseph holding a candlestick and a basket of doves brought as offerings; Christ standing on the altar between the Virgin and Simeon.
End, left
Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ; man holding nails; man holding a hammer.
Body, back
Man holding a pair of gloves; Judas receiving the reward (payment in silver); Flagellation; man holding a pair of gloves; whips.
Incised trefoils.

Museum's opinion 2012: England (?), mid 14th century.


Carved on all sides.

Object Condition
Cracks (lower left and upper right corner of the back panel). Holes for earlier fittings.

Collection of August Raab, Freiburg im Breisgau; Collection of Albert Figdor, Vienna; bought by the Museum on 15 August 1935.


© Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photography: Stefan Büchner.

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