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Panel, 2 registers, with quatrefoils (quatre-feuilles); possibly reused as a pax (baiser de paix) (Front)

Panel, 2 registers, with quatrefoils (quatre-feuilles); possibly reused as a pax (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin.

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Antwerp, Museum Mayer van den Bergh



Height: 104mm
Width: 58mm

Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin.
Register 2: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds; swaddled Christ.
Border of dentils.

De Coo 1933: France, 2nd half 14th century.
De Coo 1969: France, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2012: France (Paris), 3rd quarter of 14th century.


Flat and smooth. Recessed along the upper and lower edges. Vertical slot at the back which may have been to secure a handle and use the panel as a pax. Label with modern inscription.

Object Condition
Central hole in the upper part of the panel.

Recessed along all edges.

Collection of Gato de Lema, restorer at the Prado, Madrid. Purchased from Bligny, Paris (500 fr.), in 1899, by Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (b. 1858, d. 1901), Antwerp; upon his death, his mother Henriëtte had a purpose-built museum erected (1901-1904) to house his collection.

J. De Coo, Catalogue du Musée Mayer van den Bergh (Antwerp, 1933), no. 229.
De Madonna in de Kunst, exhibition catalogue, Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 1954, no. 582.
J. De Coo, Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, Catalogus 2. Beeldhouwkunst, plaketten, antiek (Antwerp, 1969), no. 2115.
5x5. Mecenaat en gemeentelijke musea, exhibition catalogue, Brussels, 1988, p. 20.
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].


Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp © Bart Huysmans and Michel Wuyts.

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