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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)
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.

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



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