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Crosier Head with the Dormition of the Virgin
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Crosier Head with the Dormition of the Virgin


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Description The crosier head is circular and contains a double-sided carving of the Dormition of the Virgin. Six Apostles attend the bier, and the figure of Christ holds the Virgin's soul. The circular surround is roughly carved with leaves. It is surmounted by a figure of God the Father and prophets holding scrolls within vine surrounds. Three of the applied prophet figures are missing. At the base is a monster representing the mouth of Hell. Crosiers of circular form are rare. The crosier was buried and has warped into a curve. It has also suffered damage from fire. Many small chips and flakings occur over the surface. The base is fitted with a wooden insert threaded for the crosier shaft.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
3rd quarter 14th century (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.484
Measurements
H: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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