Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Part of an Ivory Crozier with the Entry into Jerusalem

ca. 1200
British or North French
Overall: 4 9/16 x 2 7/16 in. (11.6 x 6.2 cm)
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Shaped like a shepherd’s crook, the crozier is emblematic of a bishop’s or abbot’s role as the shepherd of the faithful. This ivory crozier shaft reflects a tendency to outfit important symbols of ecclesiastical office with rich decoration.
M. Lippens, Ghent (1886); Julius Campe, Hamburg; [ Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung, Munich (sold 1913)]
Rohault de Fleury, Charles, and George Rohault de Fleury. La Messe: études archéologiques sur ses monuments. Vol. 8. Paris: Veuve A. Morel et Cie, 1889. p. 100, pl. DCL.

Griffith, Beatrice Fox. Treasure Under Glass. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1963. p. 40, pl. XXXIV.

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