Two Scenes of Christ and the Apostles


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14

The story depicted on this ivory focuses on a garment that Jesus seems to be giving to an apostle and may refer to his charge to his apostles to continue his ministry. The ivory, which may have decorated a liturgical manuscript, can be associated with the court of Charles the Bald (r. 840–77), grandson of Charlemagne.

Two Scenes of Christ and the Apostles, Elephant ivory with traces of paint, French

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