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Gabled panel (probably fragment of a diptych or polyptych), 2 registers, 1 arch across (colonnettes) (Front)

Gabled panel (probably fragment of a diptych or polyptych), 2 registers, 1 arch across (colonnettes) (Front)
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Brussels, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire - Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst und Geschiedenis (Musée du Cinquantenaire)

Inv. V. 388

Ivory;silver (remains of hinges);metal (nails)

Height: 168mm
Width: 55mm

Register 1: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist.
Register 2: Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two angels holding candlesticks.
Head of God the Father in the gable.
Pierced rounded trefoils. Arches.

Koechlin Number: 0051

Koechlin 1924: France, early 14th century.
Brussels 1964 and KIK/IRPA database: France, 14th century.

Soissons group (Atelier du Diptyque de Soissons)(Koechlin 1924)

Traces of two broken hinges on the either side.

Polychromy - Gilding
Ivory tinted purple.

Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Missing: upper part of the gable; pinnacles; part of the candle held by the left hand side angel.
Scoring along the grooved longer sides. Three holes in the lower part of the panel. Two nails on either side of Christ's feet.

Vermeersch bequest in 1911.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 85; II, no. 51.
A. Jansen, Christelijke Kunst tot het einde der Middeleeuwen - Art chrétien jusqu'à la fin du Moyen Age, exhibition catalogue, Brussels, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis-Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, 1964, no. 275.
KIK/IRPA database: http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/wwwopac/en/object.html [accessed October 2009].
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 56.


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