A & A spacer courtauld institute of art
quick search advanced search browse temp folder

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
enlarge image zoom image



Repository Institution

To purchase an image

Utrecht, Catharijneconvent

Inv. ABM bi754


Height: 128-129mm
Width: 76.5-78mm (each wing)
Depth: 7.5-8mm
Weight: 186g

Wing, left
Register 1: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Register 2: Presentation in the Temple; maid holding a candlestick and a basket of doves brought as offerings; Christ standing on the altar between the Virgin and Simeon.
Wing, right
Register 1: Adoration of the Magi.
Register 2: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls.

Kalf 1913: probably France, 14th century.
Utrecht 1945-1946: France, 14th century.
Maastricht 1947: France, 14th century.
Catalogus 1962, The Hague 1963 and Cologne 1982: France, 2nd quarter of the 14th century.
Koekkoek 1987: Northern France or Flanders, last quarter of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2011: c. 1375-1380


Two missing hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: green (background).

Flat and smooth. Modern paper museum labels.

Object Condition
Repairs around the hinges.
Two holes on the outer edge of the left wing.

Given in 1881 to the convent by vicar Roelofs, from Zwolle.

J. Kalf, Catalogus der Nationale Tentoonstelling van Oude Kerkelijke Kunst te's Hertogenbosch ('s-Hertogenbosch, 1913), no. 696.
Middeleeuwsche kunst uit eigen en particulier bezit, exhibition catalogue, Utrecht, Aartsbisschoppelijk Museum, 21 December 1945-20 January 1946, no. 59.
Maria in de kunst, exhibition catalogue, Maastricht, Kloostergang der basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouwe, 9 August-8 September 1947, no. 71.
Het Kerstgebeuren in de Beeldende Kunst, exhibition catalogue, Rotterdam, V.U.-gebouw in Rotterdam, 24 December 1948-3 January 1949, s.n.
Catalogus Beeldhouwkunst in het Aartsbisschoppelijk Museum, Utrecht (Utrecht, 1962), no. 31 (with ill.).
Kunst uit kerkelijke Musea in Nederland in het Gemeentemuseum, exhibition catalogue, The Hague, 1963, no. 56 (with ill.).
Die heiligen drei Könige. Darstellung und Verehrung, exhibition catalogue, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 1982, no. 3 (with ill.).
R. Koekkoek, Gotische ivoren in het Catharijneconvent (Utrecht, 1987), no. 9.


© Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht.

All images on this website are made available exclusively for scholarly and educational purposes and may not be used commercially.

spacer spacer spacer spacer
Please remember to acknowledge any use of the site in publications and lectures as: 'Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk', followed by the date you accessed the site.