Painted Diptych, Ivory, polychromy, French or North Spanish

Painted Diptych

Date:
ca. 1340–60
Geography:
Made in France or North Spain
Culture:
French or North Spanish
Medium:
Ivory, polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 1/2 in. (17.1 x 9.2 x 1.2 cm)
open as diptych with 17.190.291: 6 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 1/2 in. (17.1 x 18.5 x 1.2 cm)
closed as diptych with 17.190.292: 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 7/8 in. (17.1 x 9.2 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.292
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
A considerable amount of paint remains on this diptych - an important reminder that bright color originally covered the pure ivory surfaces.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)