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Diptych: M.17-1904

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

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

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

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

Relative size of this object

15.4 cm17.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First half of 14th century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1350

Note

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.

School or Style

Gothic Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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