Art/ Collection/ Art Object


South Netherlandish
Overall (open): 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 9/16 in. (8.3 x 8.9 x 1.5 cm) Overall (closed): 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (8.3 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed: On left panel: at bottom, IHS. XRS FILI DI NASCITVR BETH IVDE (Jhesus Christus filius Dei nascitur Bethlehem Judae); at left, AVG. ECCE INQVIT MARIA EGO TE FILIV GENERAVI; at top, SD VGINITATE MEA NON VIOLAVI; at right, REGNV TENVI VGINITAT (virginitatis) ET REGEM GENVI...TATIS (castitatis) HEC ILLE. For "Augustinus. Ecce inquit Maria, ego te filium generavi sed virginitatem meam non violavi. Regnum tenui virginitatis et regem genui castitatis. Haec ille."
On right panel: at bottom, ATTEDITE ET VIDETE SI E DOL ME (Attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus). Lam., 1:12; on left, BERNARD. SI VVLNERA CHRISTI AD MEMORIA REVOCETVR TVNC NIL EST; on top, QD NON [POSSIT] EQO [ANI] MO TOLLER (tollerari); on right, GREG. MEMORIA CRVCIFIXI VICIA CRVCIFIGIT B GREGORIVS. For "Bernardus. Si vulnera Christi ad memorium revocentur tunc nil est quod non possit aequo animo tolerari." "Gregorius. Memoria crucifixi vitia crucifigit Beatus Gregorius."
Queen Christina of Spain ; M. Charles Mannheim, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Molinier, Émile. Collection Charles Mannheim: Objets d'Art. Paris: s.n., 1898. no. 24, p. 13, ill. unnumbered plate.

Williamson, George Charles. Catalogue of the Collections of Jewels and Precious Works of Art: The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan. Deluxe ed. London: Chiswick Press, 1910. no. 46, pp. 60, 69–70, pl. XXVII, color pl. 20.

Romanelli, Susan J. "South Netherlandish Boxwood Devotional Sculpture 1475–1530." PhD diss., Columbia University, 1992. no. 64, pp. 348–50, fig. 99.

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