Inv. 64644 (Morey A111)
Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by saint John the Evangelist; soldiers holding a spear and a shield.
Crosshatched background; foliated decoration.
Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century.
Egbert 1929: Northern Italy or Flanders, end of 15th century.
Morey 1936: Northern Italy, 15th century.
Curved and smooth. The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back has been lost.
Hole in the upper margin.
R. Kanzler, Gli avori dei musei profano e sacro della Biblioteca Vaticana (Rome, 1903), II, no. 43, pl. X.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 333; II, no. 901.
D. D. Egbert, 'North Italian Gothic Ivories in the Museo Cristiano of the Vatican Library', in Art Studies 7 (1929), pp. 168-207 [p. 197, fig. 51].
C. R. Morey, Gli oggetti di avorio e di osso del Museo Vaticano (Vatican City, 1936), p. 86, no. A111, pl. XXIX.
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