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Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Aix-en-Provence, Musée Granet

Inv. 821.1.82

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 159mm
Width: 74mm (each); 165mm (open)
Depth: 11mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers including one holding a scroll. 
Register 2: Resurrection; two angels kneeling on the tomb; three soldiers asleep.
Wing, right
Register 1: Deposition with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist holding Christ's hands; Joseph of Arimathea holding Christ's body; man with pincers removing the nail from Christ's feet.
Register 2: Three Holy Women at the Tomb, with angel seated on the tomb and three soldiers asleep; ointment pots; shroud; sceptre.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0300

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd third of the 14th century.


Two hinges.

Object Condition
Broken to the right of the upper hinge.

Collection of Alexandre Fauris de Saint-Vincens (b. 1750, d. 1819); acquired by the city of Aix in 1821.

Catalogue du musée d'Aix, dir. H. Gibert (Aix, 1862), no. 549.
H. Gibert, Le musée d'Aix (Bouches-du-Rhône). Première partie, comprenant les monuments archéologiques, les sculptures et les objets de curiosité (Aix, 1882), no. 1648.
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 131.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 173; II, no. 300.


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