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12 openwork panels (possibly fragments of a casket), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaques ajourées; frise d'arcatures; coffret) (Front)

12 openwork panels (possibly fragments of a casket), 1 register, 3 arches across (plaques ajourées; frise d'arcatures; coffret) (Front)
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Religious. Infancy of Christ. Passion.

Private collection, London (in 2013)



Height: 57mm
Width: 178mm (all panels which would have constituted the side panels); 108mm (end panels)

Presentation in the Temple; Christ standing on the altar between the Virgin and Simeon; maid holding a candlestick and a basket of doves brought as offerings; hanging lamp. Flight into Egypt; swaddled Christ; peasant sowing (referring to the Miracle of the Cornfield). Christ among the doctors.
Baptism of Christ by saint John the Baptist; angel holding Christ's tunic. Christ in the house of Martha and Mary (?); Last Supper. Entry into Jerusalem; foal of the she-ass. Christ washing the feet of the apostles. Meal at Bethany (at the house of Simon the Leper)(Last Supper); saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; saint Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet.
Agony in the Garden (Christ at Gethsemane); apostles asleep. Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter. Christ before Pilate. Buffeting of Christ; head of Christ covered by a cloth. Flagellation.
Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ; soldier holding a hammer. Medallion with the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei). Three Holy Women at the Tomb; ointment pots; angel seated on the tomb; angel holding a scroll; three soldiers asleep; shields.


Collection of the Prince de Ligne: sold, Sotheby's, London, 16 May 1968, lot 54. Collection of Ernst and Martha Kofler-Truniger, Lucerne: Kofler-Truniger sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1979, lot 28. Private collection, London (in 2013; bought from Sam Fogg, London, November 2010).


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