These figures (see also 47.3.1) originally stood at the foot of a Crucifixion, as in the complete ivory ensemble in a nearby case. Despite the Gothicizing face of Saint John, the full classical drapery and the firm sense of the bodies beneath suggest an artist open to Renaissance innovations.
Artist: Attributed to Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden (North Netherlandish, active Strasbourg, ca. 1462–died 1473 Vienna) Date: ca. 1470Medium: Boxwood, tinted lips and eyesAccession: 1996.14On view in:Gallery 13