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Book Cover

Date:
second quarter 14th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory, champlevé enamel, copper gilt on wood support
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 x 7 3/8 x 1 5/16 in. (25.4 x 18.7 x 3.4 cm) ivory only: 6 9/16 x 4 in. (16.7 x 10.1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.856
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Ivory devotional diptychs were sometimes adapted to other purposes. Here, the right leaf of a diptych with the Crucifixion has been incorporated into a book cover.
Antoine Joseph Essingh, Cologne (until d. 1864); his sale, J. M. Heberle, Cologne (September 18-29, 1865, pt. II, no. 852); Christophe Rhaban Ruhl, Cologne (sold 1876); his sale, J. M. Heberle, Cologne (May 15-18, 1876, no. 186; to Bourgeois); [ Bourgeois Frères, Cologne (from 1876)]; Eugen Felix, Leipzig (sold 1886); his sale, J. M. Heberle, Cologne (October 25–30, 1886, no. 320); [ Adolph Fröschels, Hamburg (by 1891)]; Emden, Hamburg; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until d. 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan, New York (until 1917)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1970–March 29, 1970.

Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 16, 1970–July 5, 1970.

Catalogue illustré de la collection des objets d'art qui composent le cabinet de Mr. Antione Jos. Essingh. Cologne: J. M. Heberle, September 18–29, 1865. no. 852, p. 86, (of pt. 2).

Catalogue de la collection de tableaux anciens et modernes, estampes, eaux-fortes, manuscrits et objets d'art composant le cabinet de feu Monsieur Chr. R. Ruhl à Cologne. Cologne: J. M. Heberle, May 15–18, 1876. no. 186, p. 66, ill. unnumbered pl.

Atlas zu dem Kataloge der Kunstsammlung von Eugen Felix in Leipzig. Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, 1880. no. 585, pl. XXIII.

Eye, August von, and P. E. Börner. Die Kunstsammlung von Eugen Felix in Leipzig. Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, 1880. no. 585, p. 97.

Kunst-Sammlung des Herrn Eugen Felix. Cologne: J. M. Heberle, October 25–30, 1886. no. 320, p. 55, ill. unnumbered pl.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 555 bis, p. 214.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 555 bis, p. 195, 202 n. 2, 220 n. 1.

Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 70, pp. 152-153, 258.

Baron, Françoise, ed. Les fastes du Gothique: Le siècle de Charles V. Paris: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 1981. p. 198.



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