Overall: 4 15/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (12.5 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Christ appears in majesty holding a book, signifying his identity as the Word of God incarnate. His right hand was probably raised in blessing. The hole in the center of his body indicates that the figure was originally mounted to a larger object.
Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Pératé, André. Collections Georges Hoentschel: Ivoires, orfèvrerie religieuse, pierres. Vol. 2. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1911. no. 17, fig. XV.
Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 1257, p. 470.
Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 1257, p. 439.