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Pax (baiser de paix) (Front)

Pax (baiser de paix) (Front)
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Turin, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica

Inv. 129/AV


Height: 133 mm
Width: 92mm
Depth: 5 mm

Seated Virgin and Child; Christ seated on right arm; throne; canopy.
Crosshatched background. Foliated decoration. Columns.

Koechlin Number: 0921

Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century or beginning of the 16th century.
Mallé 1969: Northern Italy, c. 1470.
Tomasi 2006: Flemish, last third of the 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: French or North Italian, 2nd half of the 15th century.


Known between ca. 1950 and 1987 as Inv. 98.

Acquired in December 1884.

Museo Civico di Torino. Sezione Arte Antica. Cento tavole riproducenti circa 700 oggetti (Turin, 1905), pl. XCIII.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 334; II, no. 921.
D. D. Egbert, 'North Italian Gothic Ivories in the Museo Cristiano of the Vatican Library', in Art Studies 7 (1929), pp. 168-207 [p. 197, fig. 53].
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), pp. 317-318, pl. 167.
Corti e città. Arte del Quattrocento delle Alpi occidentali, ed. by E. Pagella, E. Rossetti Brezzi, E. Castelnuovo, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Palazzo Madama, 2006, no. 54, p. 98 (M. Tomasi).


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