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Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)

Diptych, 2 registers, 3 arches across, bands of rosettes (frise d'arcatures; décor de roses) (Front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin. Infancy of Christ.

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Bremen, Focke-Museum

Inv. 07595

Ivory;metal (hinges)

Height: 185 mm
Width: 93mm (each)

Wing, left
Register 1: Crucifixion; swooning Virgin supported by Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls; cruciform halo; titulus; angels holding the sun and the moon.
Register 2: Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds; musician shepherd holding a shawm; angels holding scrolls; sheep.
Wing, right
Register 1: Coronation of the Virgin; angel crowning the Virgin; two angels swinging censers, standing on the sides of the bench.
Register 2: Adoration of the Magi.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 0323

Koechlin 1924: French or German in French style, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2014: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Two hinges.

Flat and smooth.

Collection of Hermann Jungk (b. 1834, d. 1902), a Bremen merchant (no. 87); his bequest to the Museum in 1902.

Aus den Sammlungen des Gewerbe Museums zu Bremen, 50 Tafeln (Bremen, s.d.).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 174; II, no. 323.


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