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Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)
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Wing, left

Wing, right

Religious. Passion.

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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 645; Inv. 646


Height: 220mm
Width: 269mm (open)

Wing, left
Register 1: Crucifixion with thieves, the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; Longinus piercing Christ's side; Stephaton giving Christ vinegar; angels holding the Sun and the Moon.
Register 2: Flagellation; Carrying of the Cross.
Wing, right
Register 1: Deposition with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist holding Christ's hands; onlookers holding scrolls.
Register 2: Entombment (Anointing of Christ's body).
Capitals with lion heads.

Koechlin Number: 0833

Vöge 1900; Volbach 1923: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Gaborit-Chopin 1978: Rhineland (Mainz?), early 15th century.
Darmstadt and Munich 1999: Paris (?), last quarter of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: Rhineland (Mainz?)(Kremsmünster Group), ca. 1375-1400.

Style of the Kremsmünster Master (Koechlin 1924)

Two missing hinges.

Object Condition
Broken and repaired along the edges.

Both panels glued together.

Collection of Count Ross: acquired in 1848 for the Kunstkammer.

J. Labarte, Histoire des arts industriels au Moyen Âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance (Paris, 1872-75), I, pl. XIX.
W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 116 and no. 117, pl. XXIX.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 44, pl. 53.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 304; II, no. 833.
L. Grodecki, Ivoires français (Paris, 1947), pp. 105-107.
P. Metz, Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen von der Spätantike bis zum Klassizismus (Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin-Dahlem) (Munich, 1966), no. 274.
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age (Freiburg, 1978), no. and fig. 260, 261.
Meisterwerke aus Elfenbein der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, exhibition catalogue, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum and Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, 1999, no. 46.


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