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Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Wing, left

Wing, right


Religious. Saints.

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London, The Wernher Collection, Ranger's House (English Heritage)

88259055 (EE105)

Ivory;metal (hinge)

Height: 95mm
Width: 128mm
Depth: 7mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Adoration of the Magi.
Register 2: saint Peter holding a key; saint James the Greater with pilgrim's hat, staff and satchel; saint Paul holding a sword.
Wing, right
Register 1: saint John the Baptist holding the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei); saint Laurence holding a gridiron; saint Stephen holding a stone.
Register 2: saint Catherine of Alexandria with wheel and martyr's palm; saint Veronica holding a cloth with the Holy Face of Christ (Sancta facies) (Veronica's veil); saint Mary Magdalene with ointment pot.
Border of dentils. Tiled roof.

Museum's opinion 2009: French, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Single modern hinge. Three holes visible on the inner side of the right wing.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy and gilding: architectural details, hair, key, hems, etc.

Flat and smooth. Darker border along the outer edges.

Object Condition
Missing: part of the lower border of the right wing.
The right wing is broken in two pieces along a vertical axis. Three holes in the outer edge of both right and left wings. Hole in the upper edge of each wing for suspension.

Collection of Sir Julius Wernher (d. 1912), Bath House, London; on loan to English Heritage and displayed at Ranger's House since 2002.

J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 573-4, in relation to no. 167.


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