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The Three Maries at the Tomb: M.17-1917

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Current Location: In storage


The Three Maries at the Tomb


Production: Unknown




Ivory carved in relief. 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.

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Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm
Width: 5.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05-10) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


14th Century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1400

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1917
Primary reference Number: 31677
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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