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Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art

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German, Rhineland, 14th century and later
DIPTYCH WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST

Catalogue Note

German ivory diptychs of the Middle Ages often contain surprising narrative structures and scenes seldom found in their more common French counterparts. Here the right leaf shows the extremely rare iconography of Christ in Majesty over a scene with the Resurrection of the Dead. The left leaf compares closely to a German diptych formerly in the Collection Dormeuil (sold Sotheby's Paris, 19 November 2007, lot 15) but is probably a copy. Carbon dating by RadioCarbon Dating (RCD-7440 and 41) shows that the left leaf was made between 1510 and 1950 and the right leaf between 1330-1480.

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