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Wing, right (part of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Front)

Wing, right (part of a diptych), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette) (Front)
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Münster, Stadtmuseum Münster



Height: 152-153mm
Width: 102-103mm
Depth: 11-13mm
Weight: 250.3g

Crucifixion, with spear or jet of blood pointing towards the Virgin's chest; Virgin and Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; two angels with hands in prayer; rugged cross; dragons decorating the arch; arch resting on capitals in the shape of a crouching man and a crouching king.
Medallions containing quatrefoils in the spandrels with unidentified coats of arms (lion rampant). Pointed trefoil in the gable.

Museum's opinion 2011: Paris, around 1300.


Ivory inserts on the right hand side, where hinges were previously.

Flat and smooth. Longer edges slightly chamfered.

Object Condition
Vertical hairline cracks. Broken around the hinges (repaired). Repairs around the to the hinge cavities on the left, filled with ivory inserts.

Set within a modern black moulded wood-frame (not photographed). The frame dates from c. 1700, with the old inventory number on the back, 'Slg.-Nr.429'. This piece was originally paired with SK-0255-2 also in the Stadtmuseum in Münster.

Part of the Plettenberg Collection; purchased by Stadtmuseum Münster with funds from the Stadt Münster, the Kulturstiftung der Länder, the Stifung Kunst und Kultur des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, and the Siemens Kunststiftung.

H. Krohm, 'Die mittelalterliche Elfenbeine' in KulturStiftung der Länder, Patrimonia 193 (2001), pp. 6-35, figs. 1, 2.
C. T. Little , ‘The Art of Gothic Ivories: Studies at the Crossroads,’ in The Sculpture Journal 23.1 (2014), pp. 13-29, fig. 7.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), p. 234, in relation to no. 73.


© Stadtmuseum Münster. Photography: Tomasz Samek.

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