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Pax, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax, 1 register, 1 ogee arch across (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Colmar, Musée Unterlinden

Iv. 12


Height: 85mm
Width: 57mm
Depth: 9mm

Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; sun and moon; rugged cross.
Diapered background; pointed trefoils.

Museum's opinion 2012: Upper Rhineland, end of the 14th century.


Slightly curved. The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost. Partly covered by a piece of paper.

Object Condition
Vertical break down the middle of the panel. Hole in the upper part of the panel.

May have come from the Unterlinden convent of Dominican nuns (see Colmar 2001). Collection of Théophile Klem (b. 1849, d. 1923), Colmar (in his collection in 1896). Purchased by the museum in 1951.

A. Schricker, Kunstschätze in Elsass-Lothringen (Strasbourg, 1896), p. 15 and pl. 104 (Klem collection).
Bulletin de la Société Schongauer à Colmar 1947- 1960 (1961), pp. 6, 21-22.
C. Heck, Musée d'Unterlinden de Colmar, III: Sculpteurs et arts mineurs, CDDP typescript, 1977, p. 49.
F. Levy-Coblenz, 'Le culte de l'objet dans l'art des ivoiriers allemands', in L'Estampille 128 (December 1980), p. 13.
Les Dominicaines d'Unterlinden, cur. by M. Blondel, J. Hamburger, C. Leroy, exhibition catalogue, Colmar, Musée d'Unterlinden, 2001, II, p. 222, no. 406.


© Colmar, Musée Unterlinden, 2012.

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