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Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Back)

Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Back)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ. Life of Christ.

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Northampton (Massachusetts), Smith College Museum of Art



Height: 160mm
Width: 109mm
Depth: 6mm

Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; sun and moon. Three Holy Women at the Tomb, with angel seated on the tomb and three soldiers asleep.
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Beaded borders.

Randall 1993 and Museum's opinion 2010: Flemish, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the right side.

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Two sets of two holes in the centre of the beaded border of each register.

Bought from the Paul Drey Gallery, New York, in 1961.

R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 110.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 613-14, in relation to no. 190.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), p. 289, in relation to no. 95.


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