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Scenes of Christ's Life
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Scenes of Christ's Life


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Description The lower register has scenes of the Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, and Entry into Jerusalem. The upper register depicts the Last Supper, Gethsemane, Crucifixion, and Entombment. The scenes are divided by colonnettes. Silver hinges are set diagonally. The two leaves are drilled with four extra holes at the top and bottom inner edges. The so-called group of diptychs with colonnettes are consistent in style. They feature a conventional repertoire of doll-like figures and exaggerated gestures and tend to be rough in workmanship.
Provenance Consul Carl Becker, Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Consul Becker Sale, J. M. Heberle, Cologne, May 23, 1898, no. 60; Thomé, Aachen [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Thomé Sale, Lempertz, Cologne, February 2, 1906, no. 110; Jacques Seligmann, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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Period
3rd quarter 14th century (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.273
Measurements
Each panel H: 4 7/8 x W: 3 1/2 in. (12.4 x 8.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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