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Ochtrup-Langenhorst, Augustinian Convent


Metal (later base);wood (later base);ivory

Height: 230mm
Width: 69mm
Weight: c. 500 g

Standing Virgin and Child; Christ seated on the Virgin's left arm; bare-chested Christ.

Essen 1968: Northern France, c. 1320.
Gaborit-Chopin 1978: Germany (Mainz?), last quarter of the 14th century.
Jàszai 1979: North France or Germany (Mainz), early 14th century.
Münster 2005: Germany (Cologne?), c. 1340.
Institution's opinion 2013: North France or Germany (Rhenish), c. 1310-1320.
Williamson and Davies 2014: Lower Rhenish (?), 2nd quarter of the 14th century.

Atelier of the Kremsmünster Diptych (Gaborit- Chopin 1978)

Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of polychromy and gilding: gold (hair, veil, along the hems; robe, belt, cloak), red (robe, cloak), blue (robe).

Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Missing: part of the object held by the Virgin (possibly a stem of flowers); crown.

From the treasury of the church of Sankt. Johannes (Saint John the Baptist) in the Augustinian Convent of Langenhorst.

Austellung westfälischer Alterthümer und Kunsterzeugnisse, exhibition catalogue, Münster, June 1879, p. 81, no. 983.
Zeitschrift, Westfalen XVIII (1933), pp. 135-136.
Westfalia Sacra, exhibition catalogue, Münster, Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, 1951-1952, p. 26, no. 86.
Marienbild in Rheinland and Westfalen, exhibition catalogue, Essen, Villa Hügel, 14 June-22 September 1968, no. 42 (E. W. Mick).
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age (Freiburg, 1978), pp. 168- 170.
G. Jàszai, 'Nordfranzösich oder mittelrheinisch? Zur Elfenbein-Madonna der Kirche des ehemaligen Augustinerinnenklosters in Langenhorst', in Westfalen: Hefte für Kunst, Geschichte u. Volkskunde 57 (1979), issue 1 - 4, pp. 16-23.
P. Beguerie, 'La Vierge à l'Enfant de l'Atelier du Diptyque de Kremsmünster', in Société Schongauer, Bulletin 1987-1992 (1993), pp. 91-97 (fig. 4).
C. T. Little, 'Gothic Ivory Carving in Germany', in Images in Ivory. Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. by P. Barnet, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1997, pp. 81-93.
M. Müller, 'Die Elfenbeinmadonna des münsterischen Domschatzes. Überlegungen zur mittelalterlichen Präsentationsästhetik und Materialsemantik gotischer Elfenbeinstatuetten', in Westfalen 77 (1999), pp. 411-423.
KirchenSchätze: 1200 Jahre Bistum Münster, exhibition catalogue, Münster, 2005, II, pp. 46-47.
A. von Hülsen-Esch, 'Paris-Köln und zurück. Gedanken zur Madonna von Ochtrup-Langenhorst und der Elfenbeinproduktion im Rheinland', in Luft unter die Flügel... Beiträge zur mitterlalterlichen Kunst: Festschrift für Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen, ed. by A. von Hülsen-Esch and D. Täube (Hildesheim, Munich and New York, 2010), pp. 173-185, fig. 1.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 11 and 46.


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