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French or Southern Netherlandish, 16th century

Pax with the Nativity

French or Southern Netherlandish, 16th century

French or Southern Netherlandish, 16th century

Pax with the Nativity

Pax with the Nativity

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French or Southern Netherlandish, 16th century

Pax with the Nativity


silvered bronze, in a gilt metal frame inlaid with pastes

inscribed: NATIVITAS. DOMINI. / POVR. NOVS. DEMOSTRER. HUMILITE. DIEV. VOVLSIT. NAISTRE. EN. POVVRETE. to the relief, and incised: F. julien. guillon [?] to the reverse

10 by 8cm., 4 by 3¼in.

There is some surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There is rubbing to the plaque at the high points. A small lacuna above Joseph's left hand. There is particular wear to the frame, including wear to the gilding, some warping (at the back), and chips to the pastes. Some of the tracery elements are possibly replaced.


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Other versions of the plaquette are held in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress collection (inv. no. 1957.14.554) and in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. A.490-1910).