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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 6)

An English Alabaster relief of the Nativity
first half 15th century, Nottingham
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 6)

An English Alabaster relief of the Nativity
first half 15th century, Nottingham
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An English Alabaster relief of the Nativity
first half 15th century, Nottingham
carved in two registers, the lower with the Nativity, the upper register with the angel leading the shepherds.
height 16in.; width 8 3/4 in.
(40.6cm; 22.2cm)
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Provenance

Marchese degli Albizi, Florence, 1928
Mr. Sigmund Morgenroth

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE:
Francis Cheetham, English Medieval Alabasters, Oxford, 1984
Francis Cheetham, Alabaster Images of Medieval England, Trowbridge, Wilts, 2003

Catalogue Note

The present alabaster is a rare example of a Nativity incorporating two registers, with two distinct scenes.  The composition itself is not documented in either of Francis Cheetham's seminal volumes on Nottingham alabasters.  The standard depiction includes the Virgin in her bed with the Child in her lap or the Virgin standing and gazing at the Child lying in a mandorla-form bed.  The present lot is less stylized than the latter of the aforementioned types and much more whimsical with the incorpration of the shepherds above. 

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