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The Virgin and Child with the Annunciation, Nativity, three Magi, and Presentation: AA Loan 1969

Object information

Titles

The Virgin and Child with the Annunciation, Nativity, three Magi, and Presentation

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Ivory, carved in high relief, comprising a central tabernacle with a foliated arch, and two free-standing columns, flanked on each side by two hinged wings with conical crocketed tops, and two registers of foliated arches. The Virgin stands in the tabernacle holding the Christ Child in her left arm, and holding a flower in her right hand. The upper panels of the two wings on the left enclose the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin, and those of the two wings on the right, the Nativity, with Joseph on the left presenting the Christ Child to the Virgin, watched by an ox and ass. The lower left two enclose the three Magi, two in one wing and one in the next, and the lower right two, the Presentation in the Temple with the High Priest on the left and the Virgin holding the Christ Child on the right.

Legal notes

Lent anonymously, 1969

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.2 cm
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1969) by Anonymous

Dating

Medieval
Circa 1325 CE - 1350 CE

School or Style

Gothic

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Hinges composed of silver Tabernacle And Wings composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in high relief, and joined by silver hinges

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: AA Loan 1969
Primary reference Number: 127145
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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