Ivory Plaque with the Crucifixion


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

This miniature ivory with the Virgin and Saint John on either side of the cross and personifications of the sun and moon above is probably from a book cover or reliquary. It closely corresponds to monumental crucifixes carved about the year 1000.

Ivory Plaque with the Crucifixion, Ivory with gilding, Ottonian

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