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Two Scenes of Christ and the Apostles

ca. 850–900
Made in Reims (perhaps), France
Elephant ivory with traces of paint
3 7/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in. (9.9 x 7.8 x 0.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 2000
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
The story depicted on this ivory focuses on a garment that Jesus seems to be giving to an apostle and may refer to his charge to his apostles to continue his ministry. The ivory, which may have decorated a liturgical manuscript, can be associated with the court of Charles the Bald (r. 840–77), grandson of Charlemagne.
[ Nemesis Fine Arts Ltd.(sold 2000) ]
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2000-2001." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 59, no. 2 (Fall 2001). p. 17.

Nees, Lawrence. "On Carolingian Book Painters: The Ottoboni Gospels and Its Transfiguration Master." In The Art Bulletin. Vol. 83, no. 2. New York, June 2001. p. 217, fig. 9, ill. p. 219.

Barnet, Peter. "Recent Acquisitions (1999-2008) of Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters, New York: Supplement." The Burlington Magazine 150, no. 1268 (November 2008). p. 794, fig. II.

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