Devotional Diptych with the Nativity and the Adoration


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The scenes on this diptych find an echo in the pages of a printed Book of Hours (acc. no. 20.53.3). It is perhaps not surprising that the same workshop should produce the designs used for both the book and the diptych: each is a small object, in black and white, meant to be held in the hands during private prayer. But the same workshop also produced cartoons for large-scale, colorful works of art, including stained glass, and The Cloisters’ Unicorn Tapestries.

Devotional Diptych with the Nativity and the Adoration, Silver, niello, gilt copper alloy, French

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