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Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 4 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Wing, left

Wing, right


Religious. Infancy of Christ. Passion.

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Schwerin, Staatliches Museum Schwerin

MK 33

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 100mm
Width: 70mm (each)

Wing, left
Register 1: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Visitation.
Register 2: Entry into Jerusalem. Last Supper with saint John the Evangelist leaning on Christ's breast; Christ feeding an apostle across the table (possibly Judas).
Wing, right
Register 1: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds. Adoration of the Magi.
Register 2: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist. Noli me tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene).
Border of dentils.

Hegner 1983: French, late 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2009: French (?), late 14th century.


Two hinges.

Object Condition
Numerous cracks.

Collection of elector Maximilian Franz, Cologne. Acquired in 1818 in Dresden from medallist Engel.

G. Hirth, Der Formenschatz (1911), no. 69.
O. Pelka, Elfenbein (Bibliothek für Kunst- und Antiquitätensammler Bd. 17) (Berlin, 1920), p. 200, fig. 129.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), II, p. 158 (in relation to no. 371).
Religiöse Kleinkunst des Mittelalters im Staatlichen Museum Schwerin (Schwerin, 1969), p. 4.
K. Hegner, Katalog Mittelalterliche Kunst II. Kleinkunst. Kunsthandwerk, Staatliches Museum Schwerin (Schwerin, 1983), no. 114.


© Staatliches Museum Schwerin. Photograph Gabriele Bröcker.

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