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Diptych, 3 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Side, open)

Diptych, 3 registers, bands of rosettes (décor de roses) (Side, open)
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Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale

Obj. Lesc. 7

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 260mm
Width: 120mm (each)

Wing, left
Register 1: Entombment (Anointing of Christ's body), with Holy Women. Three Holy Women at the Tomb, with angel seated on the tomb and two soldiers asleep.
Register 2: Death of Judas (Judas hanging). Flagellation; whips. Carrying of the Cross with the Virgin helping Christ.
Register 3: Judas receiving the reward. Betrayal (Taking of Christ; Kiss of Judas); Christ restores Malchus' ear, cut by saint Peter.
Wing, right
Register 1: Noli me tangere (Christ appearing to saint Mary Magdalene). Harrowing of Hell with Adam and Eve coming out of the Mouth of Hell; flying demon.
Register 2: Crucifixion with the Virgin and saint John the Evangelist; sun and moon. Deposition with the Virgin holding Christ's hand; man with pincers removing the nail from Christ's feet.
Register 3: Christ before Pilate; Pilate washing his hands; Buffeting of Christ; head of Christ covered by a cloth.

Koechlin Number: 0240

Westwood 1876: France, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 1st third of the 14th century.
Paris 1981: France (Paris), 2nd quarter of the 14th century.
Petzel 2007: France, 1325-1335.


Three hinges.

Flat and smooth. Remains of a blue and white label with inscription: '7', referring to the Lescalopier number.

Collection of Count Charles de L'Escalopier: his bequest in 1870.

A. Forgeais, Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. le Comte Charles de l'Escalopier (Paris, 1867), III, no. 7.
J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 407 ('54.72).
X. Barbier de Montault, 'Iconographie du chemin de la croix', in Annales archéologiques, XXV (1885), pp. 297-301.
R. Koechlin, 'Les Diptyques à décor de roses', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1918), p. 231.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 141, 154, 171, 180; II, no. 240; III, pl. LXIII.
Les Fastes du Gothique: le siècle de Charles V, ed. by F. Baron, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais, 1981, no. 146.
K. K. Petzel, Elfenbein Diptychon mit Passions- und Erscheinungsszenen (Cologne, 2007), p. 8, fig. 2.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 83.


© Cliché Bibliothèques d'Amiens-Métropole, Obj. Lesc. 7.

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