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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 665 (lost)


Height: 122mm

Standing Virgin and Child; Christ holding a fruit in his right hand; Virgin holding a bird in her left hand; Christ seated on right arm; Christ in long robe; crown.

Koechlin Number: 0662

Vöge 1900: France, beginning of the 14th century.
Volbach 1923: France, mid 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Dokumentation 2006: France, mid 14th century.


Carved in the round. Hole at the back.

Object Condition
Prior to WWII
Missing: left foot. Crown partly broken.

Acquired in 1849 by the Kunstkammer; undocumented after 7 April 1945.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 82, pl. XXVII.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 36, pl. 48.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 240; II, no. 662.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 63.
J. Lowden, Medieval and Later Ivories in the Courtauld Gallery (London, 2013), p. 60, fig. 33, in relation to no. 6.


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