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Book-Cover Plaque with Scenes of the Life of Christ
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Book-Cover Plaque with Scenes of the Life of Christ


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Description This intricate plaque illustrates scenes from the early life of Christ, beginning with the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds. In the second tier are the Flight into Egypt, the Adoration of the Magi, and Herod, pointing to the scene below of the Massacre of the Innocents. At the left is the Presentation in the Temple, and at the bottom are the Baptism and First Temptation of Christ, with the Devil appearing as a beast with claws and sharp spines.
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Date Description Narrative
10/24/2011Examinationother
10/25/2011Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance Henri Daguerre, Paris; Henry Walters, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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9th century (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.50
Measurements
5 5/16 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in. (13.5 x 9.1 x 0.5 cm)
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