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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 705 (almost completely destroyed)


Height: 90mm

Standing Virgin and Child; Christ seated on left arm; naked Christ; Virgin holding Christ's foot in her right hand; Christ playing with veil of his mother; crown.
Base decorated with openwork tracery.

Vöge 1900: Netherlands, c. 1450.
Volbach 1923: Netherlands, c. 1450.
Dokumentation 2006: Netherlands, c. 1450.
Williamson and Davies 2014: South Netherlandish, c. 1430.


Object Condition
Prior to WWII
Crown partly broken.
Almost completely destroyed during WWII; one fragment of the base has survived.

Acquired by the Kunstkammer in 1856; undocumented after 7 April 1945; one fragment of the base has survived and was returned by the Soviet Union to the Museum in 1958.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 176.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 56, pl. 62.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 243.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 16.


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