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Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette) (Front)
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Unknown location

Lost or destroyed


Wing, left
Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Wing, right
Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls. 
Beaded border.

Koechlin Number: 0456

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of polychromy and gilding: painted medallions in the spandrels and decorative pattern on the background and along the hems.

Collection of the Grand Dukes of Hesse, Darmstadt (in 1924). Possibly lost or destroyed during WWII.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 212, 222; II, no. 456.


Conway Library © Courtauld Institute of Art.
Note: in this image, the left wing appears on the right and vice versa.

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