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Diptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion

Date:
ca. 1350–75
Geography:
Made in Paris(?), France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory with metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall (open): 8 x 7 15/16 x 7/16 in. (20.3 x 20.2 x 1.1 cm) Overall (closed): 8 x 3 15/16 x 7/8 in. (20.3 x 10 x 2.2 cm) Overall (Each Leaf): 8 x 3 15/16 x 7/16 in. (20.3 x 10 x 1.1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.195
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
These Passion scenes closely correspond to both Parisian manuscript illumination and to sculptural examples. Because a large number of similar diptychs survive, it is thought that a single Parisian workshop produced them. The narrative reads from left to right, top to bottom: the Entry into Jerusalem and the Last Supper; Christ washing his disciples' feet and the Agony in the Garden; the Betrayal of Christ and the Crucifixion.
[ Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris (sold 1893)]; Émile Baboin, Lyons (sold 1912); E. Stora & Co., New York
La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. I. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Ivoire 71, pp. 47-48.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 1. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Ivoire 71, p. 50.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance: composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 1. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 106, p. 21, pl. III.

Koechlin, Raymond. Ivoires Gothiques: Collection Émile Baboin. Lyons: A. Rey, 1912. no. 20, p. 36, pl. XVII.

Randall Jr., Richard H. Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery. Walters Art Gallery, 1985. p. 218.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan: 800 to 1400." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 62, no. 4 (2005). p. 26.



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