Plaque with the Descent from the Cross


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

The ivory figures are mounted on a sheet of whalebone. This plaque is part of a series of Passion carvings that are now dispersed among Antwerp, Oslo, Paris, London, and New York. The entire sequence was probably once set in an architectural frame, forming an altar frontal.

#3135. Plaque with the Descent from the Cross

Plaque with the Descent from the Cross, Elephant ivory, whale bone, traces of paint, and gilding, French

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