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Date:
late 14th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
Overall (with frame): 30 3/16 x 64 3/8 x 3 in. (76.7 x 163.5 x 7.6 cm) Overall: 54lb. (24.5kg) without frame: 27 7/8 x 62 in. (70.8 x 157.5 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.69
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The central reliefs depict the Epiphany, or Adoration of the magi (above), and the Coronation of the Virgin (below). The twelve apostles stand to either side among angels, some carrying symbols of the Passion or playing musical instruments.
F. A. Harman Oates , Esq. ; [ Sydney Burney, London (sold 1929)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1929–1930)]
Rorimer, James J. "An English Woodcarving of the Late Fourteenth Century." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 25, no. 9 (September 1930). pp. 185–89, ill.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 51.



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