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9 reliefs, fragments of a polyptych (appliqués; tabernacle) (Front)

9 reliefs, fragments of a polyptych (appliqués; tabernacle) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum

Inv. C 6194


Height: Standing figures
Width: Standing figures
Depth: Standing figures
Weight: Standing figures

Annunciation, painted inscription on the archangels' scroll: 'AVE'. Visitation.
Nativity. Two adoring Magi (part of an Adoration of the Magi). Presentation in the Temple; Virgin holding Christ.

Koechlin Number: 0270

Koechlin 1924: France, end of the 1st half of the 14th century.
Karlsruhe 1999: France, c. 1340.


Polychromy - Gilding
Original gilding and polychromy (few losses): gold (along the hems; crowns; hair), azurite blue (lining of clothes, lining of Anna's veil); cinnabar red (book; pyxes; painted inscription on the archangels' scroll: 'AVE'; lining of the Virgin's veil and of Simeon's cloak; mouths, cheeks, etc.), red lake (angel's diadem, gemstone crowns), green lake (ground; book; Joseph's stick; lining of Christ's garment); brown (eyebrows; hair and beards of the kings), light blue made of white mixed with azurite (hair; bead of Joseph and Simeon), black (pupils), painted pattern in gold, red lake and green lake on the altar cloth.

Pulp cavity sometimes visible.

These reliefs were originally applied onto the wings of a wooden altarpiece which would have been enhanced with gilding and polychromy.

Lichtenthal Convent, Baden-Baden. Collection of Georg Gimbel, Baden-Baden, acquired from him by the museum in 1892.

G. Kachel and M. Rosenberg, Katalog der Badischen Kunst- und Kunstgewerbe-Ausstellung zur Feier der silbernen Hochzeit Ihrer königlichen Hoheiten des Grossherzogs und der Grossherzogin, part 2 (Karlsruhe, 1881), no. 647.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 159, II, no. 270.
A. von Schneider, Die Plastischen Bildwerke (vorwiegend oberrheinischer Herkunft) (Karlsruhe, 1938), no. 80.
E. Lacroix, P. Hirschfeld and H. Niester, Die Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Baden-Baden (Karlsruhe, 1942), p. 499.
Mittelalterliche Kunst in Baden, exhibition catalogue, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, 1949, nos. 118a-e.
R. Schnellbach, Unser Haus ist ausgebrannt. Eine Auswahl aus allen Sammlungen des Museums auf 32 Bildseiten (Karlsruhe, 1952), no. 18.
Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe. Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des wiedereröffneten Museums (Karlsruhe, 1959), no. 44.
Badisches Landesmuseum Bildkatalog. Eine Auswahl aus den Schausammlungen (Karlsruhe, 1968), no. F 109.
Die Zisterzienser. Ordensleben zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit, exhibition catalogue, Krönungssaal Aachener Rathaus (Köln, 1980), no. F 22.
U. Grimm, Das Badische Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe. Zur Geschichte seiner Sammlungen (Karlsruhe, 1993), p. 98.
Faszination eines Klosters. 750 Jahre Zisterzienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, ed. by H. Siebenmorgen, exhibition catalogue, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, 1995, no. 99.
Mittelalterliche Elfenbeinarbeiten aus der Sammlung des Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe, ed. by K.-G. Beuckers (Karlsruhe, 1999), no. 10.


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