Triptych with the Coronation of the Virgin

German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

The stylistic character of this carving is consistent with contemporary Cologne representations of the Virgin and Child in other media, namely in glass painting and sculpture in wood and stone. In this rendering of a popular composition, an angel has just crowned Mary as the Queen of Heaven. With considerable original paint intact, the triptych is one of the finest examples of ivory carving from Gothic Cologne.

Triptych with the Coronation of the Virgin, Ivory with polychromy and gilt decorations and metal mounts, German

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