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Panel with the Anointing of Christ's Body and Adoration of the Magi
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Panel with the Anointing of Christ's Body and Adoration of the Magi


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Description The scenes are set beneath arcades of six poorly formed arches, topped by crockets. The upper scene is the Anointing of the Body of Christ and the lower the Adoration of the Magi. The plaque has no hinges and shows traces of having once had a metal frame. It has been broken on the left side and repaired. It is possibly half of a diptych, which was mounted in silver, or was used as a pax. The sharp folds of the Virgin's skirt and the angular posture of her knees are related to German alabaster sculpture of the early 15th century
Provenance Edward Aynard Collection, Lyons; Aynard Sale, Paris, December 1, 1913, no. 179; Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
1400-1420 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.249
Measurements
H: 3 7/8 x W: 2 5/16 in. (9.8 x 5.8 cm)
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Not On View

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