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Panel, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Panel, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 660


Height: 67mm
Width: 49mm

Crucifixion; Virgin and Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers; rugged cross.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels. Crosshatched background. Border of dentils.

Koechlin Number: 0879

Vöge 1900: German, 14th century.
Volbach 1923: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, late 14th or early 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: French, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: green (background).

A piece of cardboard (possibly from a binding) has been pasted on the reverse. Label with ink inscription: 257. Cancelled red ink inscription: 523.

Object Condition
Vertical crack across the centre.

Collection of Anton Josef Essingh (b. 1787, d. 1864), Cologne: his sale, Heberle, 18 September 1865, lot 886; acquired by the Kunstkammer in 1865.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 132.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 45, pl. 52.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 330; II, no. 879.


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