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Gabled centre panel (fragment of triptych), 2 registers, 1 arch across, bands of roses (décor de roses) (Front)

Gabled centre panel (fragment of triptych), 2 registers, 1 arch across, bands of roses (décor de roses) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin.

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Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum; on loan from the Neutelings Foundation

Inv. 10-5423


Height: 220mm
Width: 95mm
Depth: 13mm

Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; angel crowning the Virgin; throne decorated with quatrefoils; Christ making a blessing gesture; two kneeling angels holding candlesticks.
Register 2: Death of the Virgin (Dormition); Christ making a blessing gesture; apostles including saint John the Evangelist holding a martyr's palm; apostle uncovering the Virgin's feet; Assumption (Virgin in a mandorla borne to Heaven by angels); angels swinging censers in the spandrels.
Foliated wild man face in the gable. Beaded border.

Antwerp 1982: France, c. 1300.
Van Os 1996: France, mid 14th century.
Rijksmuseum's opinion 2011: Germany (Mainz?), last quarter of the 14th century (c. 1380).
Bonnefantenmuseum's opinion 2012: France, mid 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on either side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Faint traces of polychromy: red in the right cusp of the trefoil arch.

Object Condition
Missing: point of the gable; right angel's hand and candlestick on register 1.
Cracked. Chipped along the lower edge.

Willem Neutelings-Heuts collection (acquired in 1981), Brasschaat; on loan from the Neutelings Foundation to the Riksmuseum in Amsterdam (Inv. BK-C-1995-1) from 1995 to 2010; on loan from the Neutelings Foundation to the Bonnefantenmuseum since 2010.

B. Blondeel and P. Gevaert, Gotische groepen uit Antwerps privé-bezit, exhibition catalogue, Antwerp, Bank Brussel Lambert, 1981, no. 5.
H. van Os, Een engel in de koffer: Willem Neutelings en zijn verzameling (Baarn, 1996), pp. 25-27, fig. 32.
Een hogere werkelijkheid, Duitse en Franse beeldhouwkunst 1200-1600 uit het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, ed. by F. Scholten and G. de Werd, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam, Museum Kurhaus Kleef, 2004, no. 61.


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