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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Back)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Back)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ. Life of the Virgin. Life of Christ.

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Aachen, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

KK 995


Height: 167mm
Width: 83mm
Depth: 10mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers; sun and moon.
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Visitation.
Wing, right
Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; two angels holding navettes and swinging censers, standing on the sides of the bench or on corbels.
Register 2: Nativity (Virgo Lactans) and Annunciation to the Shepherds; musician shepherd holding a trumpet; musician shepherd or angel blowing a trumpet.
Pointed trefoils.

Museum's opinion 2012: French (Paris?), 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: red and blue/green.

Flat and smooth. Longer edges slightly chamfered.

Object Condition
Both wings pierced with a hole in upper rim, coming out in the front of the panels. Right wing pierced with a hole in the Nativity scene, above Joseph's head.

Collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig, Aachen (bought for them in 1961 by Prof. Dr. H. Schnitzler (Schnütgen-Museum Cologne)); their donation to the Museum in 1977.

E. G. Grimme, 'Meisterwerke Christlicher Kunst aus Kirchen- und Privatbesitz', in Aachener Kunstblätter 23 (1961), pp. 16-17.
E. G. Grimme, 'Das Suermondt-Museum. Eine Auswahl', in Aachener Kunstblätter 28 (1963), no. 95, p. 177.
Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch XXVI (1964), p. 248.
Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch XXVIII (1966), pp. 348-349, fig. 184.
E. G. Grimme, '5 Jahre Neuzugänge der Aachener Museen: eine Auswahl', in Aachener Kunstblätter 33 (1966), no. 2, pp. 8-9.
E. G. Grimme, 'Die Schenkung Peter und Irene Ludwig für das Suermondt-Museum', in Aachener Kunstblätter 51 (1982), no. 42, pp. 39-40.


© Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen. Photography: Anne Gold.

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