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Polyptych (tabernacle) (Front)

Polyptych (tabernacle) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ.

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Cologne, Museum Schnütgen

Inv. B 106

Ivory;metal (later hinges)

Height: 105mm
Width: 95mm
Depth: 18mm

With correct order (see Hinges field):
Wings, left
Register 1: Annunciation.
Register 2: Adoring Magi (part of Adoration of the Magi continued on centre panel).
Centre panel
Seated Virgin and Child; Virgin holding a flower in her right hand; Christ playing with veil of his mother; angel crowning the Virgin.
Wings, right
Register 1: Nativity; hanging lamp.
Register 2: Presentation in the Temple; Christ standing on the altar between the Virgin and Simeon.

Museum's opinion 2013: France, 1st half of the 14th century.


Two sets of two modern hinges on either side. The wings have been re-hinged in the wrong position: the inner left wing is actually the inner right wing and vice versa.

Unknown provenance.


Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln.

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