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Diptych with the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion

Date:
ca. 1310–20 or 1350–70
Geography:
Made in Paris or Cologne, France or Germany
Culture:
French or German
Medium:
Ivory with metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall (open): 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 1/4 in. (8.5 x 13.6 x 0.7 cm) Overall (closed): 3 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8 in. (8.5 x 13 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.287
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The influence of French ivories on other centers of ivory production can be detected in this diptych, which was possibly carved in Cologne by a craftsman trained in Paris.
Hermann Jungk, Bremen (until d. 1902); his posthumous sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin (March 17–18, 1903, no. 46); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Antiquitäten-Sammlung H. Jungk, Bremen: Part 1, Kunstgewerbliche Arbeiten des Mittelalters, der Gothik und Renaissance. bERLIN: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, March 17–18, 1903. no. 46, p. 9, pl. 8.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 478, pp. 199, 213, 221.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume III, Plates. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 478, pl. XC.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 478, p. 189.



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