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Openwork panel, 3 registers, bands of rosettes (plaque ajourée; décor de roses) (Front)

Openwork panel, 3 registers, bands of rosettes (plaque ajourée; décor de roses) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin.

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Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts

H 27


Height: 266mm
Width: 132mm

Register 1: unidentified bishop saint (possibly saint Patrick; snakes (?) around his feet); Annunciation; kneeling figure in donor position; unidentified female saint; queen.
Register 2: Nativity.Register 3: Death of the Virgin (Dormition); Christ holding the soul of the Virgin.
Foliated borders.

Museum's opinion 2010: Northern France, 13th century.


Flat and smooth. Label with handwritten inscription: 'Musee de Lyon'.
Traces of red wax along the upper edge.

Object Condition
11 small holes around the edges of the panel, probably for attachment to a background.

From the Cabinet de la Ville (the richest cabinet of Lyon before its collection was dispersed at the Revolution. Created in 1735, it had incorporated the collections of medals and antiquities of the College de la Trinité assembled by the Jesuits in the 17th century).

A. Comarmond, Description des Antiquités et Objets d'art contenus dans les salles du Palais des Arts de la ville de Lyon (Lyon, 1855-1857), p. 772, no. 5.


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