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Two Medallions

Date:
ca. 1420
Geography:
Made in Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory, polychromy & gilding, (later mount: gilt silver and glass)
Dimensions:
Overall (Open with Mount): 3 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 9/16 in. (9.2 x 10.5 x 1.4 cm) Overall (Closed with Mount): 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in. (9.2 x 5.4 x 2.1 cm) ivory insets: 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in. (5.8 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.877a-c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
On the left are the Virgin and Child with saints; on the right, God the Father is depicted between Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, with Saint George and the dragon below. These delicate openwork ivories, with their original color, were probably mounted under crystal covers as part of a locket reliquary.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 127.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 127.

Panofsky, Erwin. "A Parisian Goldsmith's Model of the Early Fifteenth Century?." In Essays in Honor of Georg Swarzenski, edited by Oswald Götz. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. p. 81.

Koch, Robert A. "An Ivory Diptych from the Waning Middle Ages." Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 17, no. 2 (1958). pp. 63–64, fig. 8.

Rasmussen, Jörg. "Untersuchungen zum Halleschen Heiltum des Kardinals Albrecht von Brandenburg (II)." Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, 3rd ser., 28 (1977). p. 130 n. 409, (no. 20 on list).

Randall Jr., Richard H. "Jan Van Eyck and the St. George Ivories." The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 39 (1981). pp. 46–47, fig. 6.

Randall Jr., Richard H. Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery. Walters Art Gallery, 1985. p. 188.

Randall Jr., Richard H. The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1993. p. 112.

Gaborit-Chopin, Danielle. Ivoires Médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003. pp. 505-506, fig. 235a.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, ed. Paris 1400: Les Arts sous Charles VI. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2004. no. 123, p. 211.

Williamson, Paul, and Glyn Davies. Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200–1550. Vol. 1. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014. p. 463, fig. 1.



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