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Frame for a Triptych

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Silver frame, partly gilt, with two engraved and enamelled trefoil-shaped plaques in the side wings, backed by red velvet, wood and painted metal plaques.
When closed the frame is of five-sided gable shape with two hinged wings on one side, which open out to reveal a central traceried window with two trefoil-headed arches, under a quatrefoil in a circle, flanked by wings with single trefoil-headed arches with a smaller enamelled trefoil in a circle above. The frame is of silver, partly gilt, with on the exterior within the each section of the frame, a wooden backing covered by metal plaques painted pinkish-red, red, green, and white, and lined on the interior with red velvet. The two trefoil plaques are of silver engraved, and enamelled in translucent dark blue, green, and probably mulberry. The trefoil on the left is decorated with a beardless saint holdoing a palm in his right hand and probably, a large book. There may be another smaller figure or an unidentifiable object on the right. The trefoil on the right is decorated with a bearded saint holding a book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction.                                                  The metal cover within the silver frame has a pinkish-red ground overlaid by a darker red trellis with white spots at regular intervals, enclosing a green cross with foliated terminals. On the back the decoration does not come up to the edge, and there is a row of closely spaced pinholes along all the edges. On the left wing when closed there is a silver stud 4 cm up from the bottom, and on the other wing, a mark where another was situated.
France
C.1300-1400

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Frame for a Triptych Silver frame, partly gilt, with two engraved and enamelled trefoil-shaped plaques in the side wings, backed by red velvet, wood and painted metal plaques. When closed the frame is of five-sided gable shape with two hinged wings on one side, which open out to reveal a central traceried window with two trefoil-headed arches, under a quatrefoil in a circle, flanked by wings with single trefoil-headed arches with a smaller enamelled trefoil in a circle above. The frame is of silver, partly gilt, with on the exterior within the each section of the frame, a wooden backing covered by metal plaques painted pinkish-red, red, green, and white, and lined on the interior with red velvet. The two trefoil plaques are of silver engraved, and enamelled in translucent dark blue, green, and probably mulberry. The trefoil on the left is decorated with a beardless saint holdoing a palm in his right hand and probably, a large book. There may be another smaller figure or an unidentifiable object on the right. The trefoil on the right is decorated with a bearded saint holding a book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. The metal cover within the silver frame has a pinkish-red ground overlaid by a darker red trellis with white spots at regular intervals, enclosing a green cross with foliated terminals. On the back the decoration does not come up to the edge, and there is a row of closely spaced pinholes along all the edges. On the left wing when closed there is a silver stud 4 cm up from the bottom, and on the other wing, a mark where another was situated. France C.1300-1400

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  • Accession Number: M.40-1904
  • Photograph Copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 702 pixels
  • Image width: 760 pixels
  • Processed with: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
  • Filesize: 68.50kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2008:01:16 22:47:08

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