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Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Wing, left (fragment of a diptych), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 629


Height: 100mm
Width: 60mm

Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two angels swinging censers.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels. Brickwork or tiled roof. Crosshatched background.

Koechlin Number: 0575

Vöge 1900: Italian (?), 14th century.
Volbach 1923: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Traces of two missing hinges on the right side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding (haloes) and polychromy: green inside the cloaks and trefoils.

Flat and smooth. Longer edges slightly chamfered. The handle which was originally set into a chamfered slot in the back when the panel was tranfsormed into a pax has been lost. Cancelled inscription in red ink: 492.

Object Condition
Lower left corner broken.

This panel was reused as a pax, as is shown by the chamfered slot at the back.

Acquired by the Kunskammer in Pesaro in 1844.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 141, pl. XXXVI.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 40 (with ill.).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 217; II, no. 575.


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