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Diptych: M.2A & B-1926

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)

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Production: Unknown

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Description

Diptych with donor and donatrix. Left wing (A): under a triple cusped and crocketted arch the Virgin and the Child at her breast stands between St Catherine on the right carrying a palm and a wheel and St Margaret on the left rising out of a dragon and holding a cross. Below on the left, in a kind of predella, kneels the donor in prayer, and to the right of the figure are two quatrefoils contained in roundels.
Right wing (B): Under an identical arch is the Deposition with four assisting figures. Below in a kind of predella kneels the donatrix in prayer, and to the left of the figure are two quatrefoils contained in roundels.

Notes

History note: The Curé of the Diocese of Versailles left it to a convent in Versailles. Bought from the latter by Durlacher, who sold it to the Rt. Hon. F. Leverton Harris.

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F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 - Circa 1400

School or Style

Gothic

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

A Height 9.8 cm Width 6.1 cm
B Height 9.8 cm Width 6.1 cm

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2A & B-1926
Primary reference Number: 31705
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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