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Diptych, 2 registers, 6 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 6 arches across (frise d'arcatures; colonnettes) (Front)
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Wing, left

Wing, right

Religious. Infancy of Christ. Life of Christ. Passion.

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Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art


Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 167mm
Width: 217mm

Wing, left
Register 1: Flagellation. Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ.
Register 2: Annunciation; vase of lilies; dove of the Holy Spirit. Visitation. Shepherds and angels (part of the Annunciation to the Shepherds on the right wing).
Wing, right
Register 1: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls. Resurrection; two angels standing on the tomb.
Register 2: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds. Adoration of the Magi.
Pointed trefoils in the gables.

Randall 1993: French (Paris), 3rd quarter of the 14th century.

Atelier of the Master of the Great Passion Diptychs (Randall)

Two hinges.

Gift of Mrs Charles Wolcott Henry to the Museum in 1921.

R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 132.


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