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Altarpiece in carved wood with nine wooden statues in niches: M.25-1929

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Titles

Altarpiece in carved wood with nine wooden statues in niches

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Under a canopy in the centre niche is the figure group of the Virgin and Child. The Virgin holds an apple and the Child blesses with the right hand. On either side are two tiers of niches with canopies, and under each are two saints. In the top left are two female saints. One wearing a crown, holding a lamb in her right arm and a palm in her left hand, the other, St Catherine, crowned, holding a broken wheel in her left hand and a palm in her right. In the bottom left is St Lawrence, holding a grid iron in his right hand and a palm in his left hand, and a bishop, holding a book in one hand and a palm in the other. In the top right is St Dorothy(?), holding a basket (?) with a double handle over the top of it in one hand and a palm in the other, and a female saint, holding a plate (?) in one hand and a palm in the other. In the bottom right is a pilgrim saint, holding a casket in one hand and a staff in the other, and another pilgrim saint, holding a short column in one hand and a staff in the other.

Notes

History note: 1908: Bought in Towcaster, Northants

Legal notes

Given by Aymer Vallance

Measurements and weight

Height: 59.0 in
Width: 51.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929) by Vallance, Aymer

Dating

Third quarter of 15th Century
Circa 1450 CE - 1475 CE

Note

One of the side figures is a replacement, made in the 20th century.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure: composed of wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved wood

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.25-1929
Primary reference Number: 30286
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_25_1929
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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