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Gabled triptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (colonnettes) (Front, open)

Gabled triptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (colonnettes) (Front, open)
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Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Inv. F 1509

Metal (hinges);ivory

Height: 85 mm
Width: 96 mm
Depth: 4 mm (wings)

Wing, left
Saint holding a cross and book (possibly saint Andrew holding a saltire cross).
Centre panel
Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; angel holding the sun and moon. 
Wing, right
Saint Simon with a saw and martyr's palm.

Kryzhanovskaya 2014: 1st half of the 19th century.


Two hinges on either side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding.

Flat and smooth.

Collection of Vasiliy L'vovich Naryshkin (b. 1841, d. 1906), Saint Petersburg, until 1869; collection of the Museum of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts (Muzei OPKh); transferred to the Hermitage in 1919.

Ukazatel' sobraniiu khudozhestvennykh proizvedeniy, pozhalovannomu gosudarem imperatorom Muzeiu Obshchestva pooshchreniia khudozhnikov i podnesennomu gosudariu V. L. Naryshkinym (Saint Petersburg, 1871), no. 127.
Katalog Muzeia Imperatorskogo Obshchestva pooshchreniia khudozhestv (Saint Petersburg, 1904), no. 101, p. 433.
M. Kryzhanovskaya, Western European Medieval Ivories. Catalogue of the Collection (Зaпaднoeврoпeйскaя рeзнaя кoстъ Срeдних вeкoв. Кataлoг кoллeкции), (Saint Peterburg, 2014), no. 175.


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