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Leaf from an Ivory Diptych

Date:
1250–1300
Geography:
Made in Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory with traces of polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 9/16 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in. (19.2 x 8.9 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.280
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Christ appears here in judgment, displaying the wounds in his hands and flanked by angels holding objects associated with his suffering. The kneeling Mary and Saint John intercede on behalf of the resurrected dead, rising up below. Among these is a pope. Below is the Anointing of the Body of Christ.
Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne(sold 1906); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906–1917)
Molinier, Émile. Collection du Baron Albert Oppenheim: Tableaux et objets d'art, catalogue précédé d'une introduction. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1904. no. 67, p. 30.

Koechlin, Raymond. "Quelques groupes d'ivoires gothiques français: Les diptyques a décor de roses." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 4th ser., 14, no. 3 (July-September 1918). pp. 228-29, 234, 236.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 234, pp. 150,155.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume III, Plates. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 234, pl. LXI.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 234, p. 100.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. pp. 90, 110, fig. 58, ill. p. 109.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. pp. 90, 110, fig. 58, ill. p. 109.

Grodecki, Louis. Ivoires français. Arts, styles et techniques. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1947. p. 100.

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. 19.

Barnet, Peter, ed. Images In Ivory: Precious Objects of the Gothic Age. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1997. pp. 131, 136–37, fig. 9a.

Lowden, John. Medieval and Later Ivories in the Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue. London: Courtauld Gallery, 2013. p. 78, fig. 42.

Williamson, Paul, and Glyn Davies. Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200–1550. Vol. 1. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014. p. 231.



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