Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Angel

Date:
ca. 1360–70
Geography:
Made in Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Overall (without base): 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. (14.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm) Base (Wooden base): 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in. (2.3 x 4 x 5.6 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.164
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This elegant statuette, along with a second angel, may have originally have held a reliquary.
vicomte Wallerand de Baré de Comogne, Ghent (in 1913); [ Georges J. Demotte (1877–1923), Paris and New York (sold 1920)]; George and Florence BlumenthalParis and New York (by 1926-1941)
Exposition de l'art ancien au pays de Liège: Catalogue Général. Liége: Auguste Bénard, 1905. no. 1460, (unpaginated).

Terme, G., ed. L'art ancien au pays de Liége: Album publié sous le patronage du Comité Exécutif de l'Exposition Universelle de Liège, 1905. Vol. 1. Liége: Auguste Bénard, [1907]. no. 1460, pl. 84.

L'art ancien dans Flandres (Région de l'Escaut): Exposition rétrospective, Gand, 1913 – Catalogue. Exposition universelle et internationale de Gand. Ghent: V. van Doosselaere, 1913. no. 1031, p. 171.

Casier, Joseph, and Paul Bergmans. L'art ancien dans Flandres (Région de l'Escaut): Mémorial de l'Exposition Rétrospective organisée à Gand en 1913. Vol. 1. Brussels: G. van Oest, 1914. no. 1031, pp. 48, 115, pl. VIII, fig. 18.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 852, p. 320 n. 1.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume III, Plates. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 852, pl. CLII.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 852, p. 317.

Maeterlinck, Louis. Une école préeyckienne inconnue. Paris: G. van Oest, 1925. p. 18, fig. 23.

Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 3, Works of Art, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. IV.

Villette, Jeanne. L'ange dans l'art d'Occident du XIIème au XVIème siècle: France, Italie, Flandre, Allemagne. Paris: H. Laurens, 1940. pp. 79 n. 3, 134 n. 1.

Les fastes du Gothique: Le siècle de Charles V. Paris: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 1981. no. 158, p. 198.

Barnet, Peter, ed. Images In Ivory: Precious Objects of the Gothic Age. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1997. no. 29, pp. 167–69.



Related Objects

Virgin of the Annunciation

Date: ca. 1300–1310 Medium: Limestone, traces of paint Accession: 17.190.739 On view in:Gallery 305

Crucified Christ

Date: ca. 1260–80 Medium: Elephant ivory, traces of polychromy Accession: 1978.521.3 On view in:Not on view

Casket with Scenes from Romances

Date: ca. 1310–30 Medium: Elephant ivory Accession: 17.190.173a, b; 1988.16 On view in:Gallery 14

Mirror Case

Date: 1350–75 Medium: Elephant ivory Accession: 41.100.160 On view in:Gallery 306

Plaque with the Descent from the Cross

Date: ca. 1320–40 Medium: Ivory, whale bone, traces of paint and gilding Accession: 17.190.199 On view in:Gallery 306