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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Religious. Life of Christ. Infancy of Christ.

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Amiens, Musée de Picardie

Inv. M.P.3063.542

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 128 mm
Width: 99 mm (each)
Depth: 8 mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Visitation.
Register 2: Entry into Jerusalem; apostles including saint Peter. Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; Christ feeding Judas across the table.
Wing, right
Register 1: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds. Adoration of the Magi.
Register 2: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist. Noli me tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene); tree.

Koechlin Number: 0371

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2014: France (Paris), last third of the 14th century.


Two hinges.

Object Condition
Later metal hinge or clasp (?) on the outer edge of the left wing.

Label with the number '13' on the lower border.

Collection Albert Maignan (b. 1845, d. 1908); bequeathed by Maignan to the museum in 1908, but entered the collections in 1927.

Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 109.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 187, 190, 294; II, no. 371.


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