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Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Front)

Diptych, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Front)
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Münster, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur (Westfälisches Landesmuseum)

Inv. G 30 LM

Ivory;brass (hinges and clasp)

Height: 95mm
Width: 112mm
Depth: 6mm

Wing, left
Standing Virgin and Child (Vierge glorieuse); two standing angels holding candlesticks; Virgin holding a fruit in her right hand.
Wing, right
Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John; praying Virgin; sun and moon.
Trefoils with protruding cones in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0535

Geisberg 1914: France, after 1300.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Kärnten 2009: France (Paris?), c. 1300.
Museum's opinion 2013: France, c. 1330.


Two hinges.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: gold (hair, along the hems, architectural details, star above the Virgin's head); green (arches, cross, garments, trefoils).

From the Benedictine monastery of Liesborn.

Das Landesmuseum der Provinz Westfalen in Münster, dir. by M. Geisberg, ed. by B. Meier (Berlin, 1914), I: Die Skulpturen, pp. 104-105 (with ill.), no. 249.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 136, 217; II, no. 535.
Liesborn: Kunst und Geschichte der ehemaligen Abtei, exhibition catalogue, Liesborn, 1965, no. 5 (H. Eickel).
H. Appuhn, 'Das Altarkreuz von Ermelinghof', in Westfalen 54 (1976), pp. 1-22 (pp. 10, 12, 13, fig. 11).
G. Sitar, M. Krokev, H. Kempkens, Macht des Wortes: Benediktinisches Mönchtum im Spiegel Europas, exhibition catalogue, Kärnten, 2009, II, pp. 149-150, no. 9.7.


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