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Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Wing, right (fragment of a diptych), 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin. Life of Christ.

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Münster, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur (Westfälisches Landesmuseum)

Inv. G 45 WKV


Height: 165mm
Width: 98mm
Depth: 7mm

Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; two kneeling angels holding navettes and swinging censers; two angels praying; Christ holding a book in his left hand.
Register 2: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; spear or jet of blood striking the Virgin's chest; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; scroll with incised inscription 'vere filius dei'; angels praying and crying.

Koechlin Number: 0334

Meier 1914: France (?), 1st half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2013: Northern France, c. 1350.


Traces of two missing hinges on the left side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: gold (cross; architectural details).

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Right hand of Christ chipped.

Purchased in the district of Minden; collection of Colonel von Franckenberg; acquired by the Westfälischer Kunstverein in 1879; on extended loan from the Westfälischer Kunstverein since 1908.

Westfälischer Altertümer und Kunsterzeugnisse, exhibition catalogue, Münster, Landesmuseum Münster, 1879, no. 938.
Das Landesmuseum der Provinz Westfalen in Münster, dir. by M. Geisberg, ed. by B. Meier (Berlin, 1914), I: Die Skulpturen, no. 251, p. 105.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 174; II, no. 334.
J. Bless, Maria: Mysterie und Geloof in Woord en Beeld (Averbode, 1996), p. 59.


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