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Two Medallions

ca. 1420
Made in Paris, France
Ivory, polychromy & gilding, (later mount: gilt silver and glass)
Overall (Open with Mount): 3 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 9/16 in. (9.2 x 10.5 x 1.4 cm)
Overall (Closed with Mount): 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in. (9.2 x 5.4 x 2.1 cm)
ivory insets: 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in. (5.8 x 4.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
On the left are the Virgin and Child with saints; on the right, God the Father is depicted between Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, with Saint George and the dragon below. These delicate openwork ivories, with their original color, were probably mounted under crystal covers as part of a locket reliquary.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Paris. Musée du Louvre. "L'art parisien sous Charles VI," March 22, 2004–July 12, 2004.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 127.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 127.

Panofsky, Erwin. "A Parisian Goldsmith's Model of the Early Fifteenth Century?." In Essays in Honor of Georg Swarzenski, edited by Oswald Götz. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. p. 81.

Koch, Robert A. "An Ivory Diptych from the Waning Middle Ages." Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 17, no. 2 (1958). pp. 63–64, fig. 8.

Rasmussen, Jörg. "Untersuchungen zum Halleschen Heiltum des Kardinals Albrecht von Brandenburg (II)." Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, 3rd ser., 28 (1977). p. 130 n. 409, (no. 20 on list).

Randall Jr., Richard H. "Jan Van Eyck and the St. George Ivories." The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 39 (1981). pp. 46–47, fig. 6.

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