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Gothic ivory relief, The Three Maries at the Tomb

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An image of Sculpture / Relief. The Three Maries at the Tomb. Under a trilobed arch in the side of the tomb recline three sleeping soldiers, the centre one holding a spear. On the top of the tomb at the right hand end is seated an angel, his legs dangling down over the arch and holding in his left hand a wand. Behind the tomb are seen the three-quarter length figures of three Maries, conversing as they carry jars of ointment. Ivory, carved in relief, height, whole, 8.7 cm, width, whole, 5.0 cm, circa 1300-1400. Gothic. Medieval. French.

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Sculpture / Relief. The Three Maries at the Tomb. Under a trilobed arch in the side of the tomb recline three sleeping soldiers, the centre one holding a spear. On the top of the tomb at the right hand end is seated an angel, his legs dangling down over the arch and holding in his left hand a wand. Behind the tomb are seen the three-quarter length figures of three Maries, conversing as they carry jars of ointment. Ivory, carved in relief, height, whole, 8.7 cm, width, whole, 5.0 cm, circa 1300-1400. Gothic. Medieval. French.

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  • Accession Number: M.17-1917
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 701 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 398.39kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:01:24 10:46:05

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