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German, late 14th century

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ELEMENTS FROM A DIPTYCH WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST 
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German, late 14th century

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ELEMENTS FROM A DIPTYCH WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST 
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Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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German, late 14th century

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ELEMENTS FROM A DIPTYCH WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST 
each leaf divided into two registers and each scene separated by a twisted column and surmounted by a triple trefoil arch; the scenes include from the bottom left: the Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane, Kiss of Judas, Crucifixion and Last Jugment
elephant ivory; in a wood and velvet modern frame
left leaf: 12.3 x 10.5 cm, 4 7/8   x 4 1/8   in.; right leaf: 12.3 x 5.6 cm, 4 7/8   x 2 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Karl Ludwig Maria, Fürst Fugger von Babenhausen, Fuggerhaus, Augsburg, before 1892;
private collection, Germany.

Literature

F. Höfle, Museum Fuggerianum. 50 Tableaux der in dem Besitze Seiner Durchlaucht des Fürsten Karl Ludwig Maria Fugger-Babenhausen sich befindenden Schätze. Alterthümer, Kostbarkeiten und kunstgewerbliche Gegenstände, so in dem altberühmten Fuggerhaus in Augsburg aufbewahrt sind, Augsburg, 1892.

RELATED LITERATURE
R. H. Randell, Masterpieces of ivory from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1985, pp. 230-231, no. 341.

Catalogue Note

The left register of the right-hand leaf with the Resurrection and the Washing of Christ's feet was probably damaged and cut out after the illustration for F. Höfle photographic survey of the Museum Fuggerianum was produced, in 1892 (op. cit.).

An ivory wax tablet in the Walters Art Gallery includes similarly composed scenes of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and Kiss of Judas, divided by nearly identical columns (inv. no. 71.192). Even though attributed to a Flemish workshop, this wax tablet seems closer to German ivory reliefs, such as the so called Ulpha diptych, formerly in the Dormeuil collection, depicting the Passion of Christ and sold by Sotheby's Paris, 19 November 2007, lot 11 (sold €41.000).

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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