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Diptych

Date:
14th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory with metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in. (12.4 x 8.5 x 0.7 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.203
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
This diptych can be held in the hand like an open book or folded in two after prayer to protect the delicate carving inside.
[ C. & E. Canessa, New York, Paris, and Naples (sold 1911)]
Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Images: A Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 15, pp. 7, 18.

Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 20.

St. Clair, Archer, and Elizabeth Parker McLachlan, ed. The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn. New Brunswick, N.J.: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1989. no. 7, p. 36.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, Abigail Quandt, and William D. Wixom. Das Stundenbuch der Jeanne d'Evreux / The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux / Le Livre d'Heures de Jeanne d'Evreux: Commentary. Lucerne: Faksimile Verlage Luzern, 2000. p. 233, fig. 37.

Gaborit-Chopin, Danielle. Ivoires Médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003. pp. 435-36, fig. 188a.

Lowden, John. Medieval and Later Ivories in the Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue. London: Courtauld Gallery, 2013. p. 46.



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