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Writing Tablet with Crucifixion and the Adoration of the Magi

mid-14th century
East French or Rhenish
Overall: 4 x 2 7/16 x 3/16 in. (10.2 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Levy Hermanos, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Levy Hermanos, Paris and New York (until 1979)
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 160, p. 136.

Lowden, John. Medieval and Later Ivories in the Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue. London: Courtauld Gallery, 2013. p. 84, fig. 43.

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