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Ivory Crozier Head with Christ in Majesty and Throne of Wisdom

Date:
13th century and later
Geography:
Made in Lower Saxony or Westphalia
Culture:
Italian or German
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Overall (ab together): 7 3/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (18.2 x 9.5 x 2.9 cm) a head only: 3 3/8 x 11/16 in. (8.6 x 1.7 cm) b shaft only: 5 7/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (13.8 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm) c base only: 5 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (13 x 6.9 x 6.9 cm) Overall (abc together when object came in): 12 5/16 x 4 9/16 x 2 11/16 in. (31.3 x 11.6 x 6.9 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.182.3a–c
Not on view
Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris (sold 1890); Oscar Hainauer, Berlin (until d. 1894); by descent to his widow, Julie Hainauer, Berlin (1894–sold 1906, to Duveen); [ Duveen Brothers, London, Paris and New York (1906–sold 1911)]
Mély, F. de. "Bibliographie: La Collection Spitzer." Revue de l'art chrétien 40, no. 6 (September 1890). p. 425, (as cat. no. 86).

La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. I. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Ivoire 35, p. 35.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 1. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Ivoire 35, p. 41, pl. IX.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance: composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 1. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 70, p. 15, pl. III.

Bode, Wilhelm von. Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer. Berlin: Druck von W. Büxenstein, 1897. no. 132, pp. 26, 82.

Bode, Wilhelm von. The Collection of Oscar Hainauer. Reprint (with English trans.) ed. London: Chiswick Press, 1906. no. 132, pp. 26, 82.

Breck, Joseph. Catalogue of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance Sculpture. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1913. no. 111, pp. 111–13.



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