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Diptych: M.17-1904

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Production: Unknown




Diptych with modern hinges. Ivory, carved with trefoil arches under which are the following scenes:
a) Top left: Annunciation and Visitation
b) Bottom left: Virgin and Child with two angels
c) Top right: Last Judgement
d) Bottom right: Crucifixion with Virgin and St John

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Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.6 cm
Width: 15.4 cm
Width: 7.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


First half of 14th century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1350


This fine work seems to belong to a group of ivories associated with the beautiful triptych from St Sulpice de Tarn (in the Musée Cluny) ascribed to the first half of the 14th century. See Documention, Koechlin, 1918.

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1904
Primary reference Number: 31645
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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