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Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquettes) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquettes) (Front)
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Münster, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur (Westfälisches Landesmuseum)

Inv. G 35 WKV


Height: 113mm
Width: 95mm
Depth: 8mm

Wing, left
Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks; book.
Wing, right
Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John; rugged cross.
Pointed trefoils; pinnacles.

Meier 1914: Germany (?), 1st half of the 14th century.
Liesborn 1965: Germany, 1st half of the 14th century.
Appuhn 1976: France, 1st half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2013: Northern France, c. 1350-1370.


Two missing hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy.

Object Condition
Missing: candlesticks.

Hesselmann collection, Liesborn; collection of Colonel von Franckenberg; acquired by the Westfälischer Kunstverein in 1879; on extended loan from the Westfälischer Kunstverein.

Westfälischer Altertümer und Kunsterzeugnisse, exhibition catalogue, Münster, Landesmuseum Münster, 1879, no. 939, fig. 69.
A. Ludorff, Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler Westfalens (Münster, 1897), VI: Kreis Beckum, pl. XLIII. Fully accessible online at http://archive.org/stream/DieBau-UndKunstdenkmaelerVonWestfalen.Band06KreisBeckum/die20bau-20und20kunstdenkme4ler20von20westfalen20-20band200620-20kreis20beckum201897#page/n5/mode/2up [accessed January 2013].
Das Landesmuseum der Provinz Westfalen in Münster, dir. by M. Geisberg, ed. by B. Meier (Berlin, 1914), I: Die Skulpturen, p. 105, no. 250.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), II, p. 167 (in relation to no. 392).
Liesborn: Kunst und Kunstgeschichte der ehemaligen Abtei, Ausstellung zur 500-Jahrfeier der Weihe des Liesborner Altares, exhibition catalogue, Liesborn, 10 September-3 October 1965, no. 5, fig. 6.
H. Eickel, 'Plastik und Kunsthandwerk aus dem Kloster Liesborn, Westfalenspiegel: Illustrierte Monatszeitschrift (1965), pp. 6-9 (p. 7).
H. Appuhn, 'Das Altarkreuz von Ermelinghof', in Westfalen 54 (1976), pp. 1-22 (p. 10, 12, 13, fig. 11).
Das Bistum Münster: Das Kanonissenstift und Benediktinerkloster Liesborn, ed. by H. Müller (Berlin, 1987), p. 31.


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