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Tabernacle with the Virgin and Child and Scenes from the Life of Christ

ca. 1300–1325
Made in possibly Paris, France
Ivory, traces of paint and gilding
Overall (opened): 7 5/16 x 4 13/16 x 13/16 in. (18.6 x 12.2 x 2.1 cm)
Overall (closed): 7 5/16 x 2 x 1 in. (18.6 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm)
center: 7 5/16 x 1 5/8 x 13/16 in. (18.6 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm)
outer wings: 6 11/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in. (17 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm)
inner wings: 6 5/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in. (16 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
George and Florence BlumenthalParis and New York (from at least 1919-1941)
Gnoli, Umberto. "Avori francesi nella galleria nazionale di Perugia." Bollettino d'Arte, o.s., 8, no. 9–12 (September–December 1919). p. 110, fig. 3.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 141, pp. 126, 129.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 141, pp. 62–63.

Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 3, Works of Art, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. III.

Morey, C.R. "Italian Gothic Ivories." In Medieval Studies in Memory of A. Kingsley Porter, edited by Wilhelm R. W. Koehler. Vol. I. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1939. no. XVI, p. 193.

Verdier, Philippe. "Le Triptyque d'ivoire à volets peints au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon." Bulletin des Musée et Monuments Lyonnais 7, no. 2 (1982). p. 25, fig. 7.

Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900 to 1500. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Museum of Art, 1985. no. 89, pp. 248-250.

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