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Wing of an Ivory Triptych with Scenes from the Life of Christ

Date:
970–1030
Geography:
Made in probably in Constantinople
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 5/8 x 1 13/16 x 5/16 in. (19.3 x 4.6 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.294
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
This fragmentary door displays on its interior three scenes from the life of Christ: the Virgin of the Annunciation; the Crucifixion; and the angel seated on Christ's tomb.
Ernst and Marthe Kofler-Truniger, Lucerne (sold Sotheby's, London, Dec.13,1979); [ Blumka Gallery, New York (sold 1980)]
Schnitzler, Hermann, Peter Bloch, and W. F. Volbach. Sammlung E. und M. Kofler-Truniger, Luzern: Skulpturen – Elfenbein, Perlmutter, Stein, Holz; europäisches Mittelalter. Vol. 1. Lucerne: Verlag Räber & Cie, 1964. no. 10, p. 13.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1980-1981 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1981). p. 20.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980, through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 111 (1981). p. 42.

St. Clair, Archer, and Elizabeth Parker McLachlan, ed. The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn. New Brunswick, N.J.: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1989. no. 4, pp. 31–32.

Connor, Carolyn L. The Color of Ivory: Polychromy on Byzantine Ivories. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998. p. 84.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 98, p. 84.

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