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Diptych: M.20-1904

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Right wing of a diptych, ivory. The subjects are in two zones under architectural canopies:
Above: The Coronation of the Virgin and two kneeling angels with candlesticks
Below: The Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds


History note: A note (dated 1857) on the back states the relief was Mr Younge's Coll. at Sheffield. 1893: T. bateman Coll. Sale (cat. no. 35)

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McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.4 cm
Width: 15.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


Mid 14th Century
Circa 1330 - Circa 1360 1360

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1904
Primary reference Number: 31647
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 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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