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Madonna and Child: M.20-1917

An image of Diptych

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An image of Diptych

Object information


Madonna and Child


Unknown (Production)


Left wing of a diptych, ivory carved in relief. Under a cusped and crocketted arch, stands the Virgin crowned, holding in her left arm the child. Two angels crowned, holding candles (now broken) and above, two angels appear swinging censers. In the spandrels of the arch are cut two trefoils.

Legal notes

Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 1/2 in
Width: 2 1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05-10) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


14th Century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1400

School or Style

Gothic Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved ivory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1917
Primary reference Number: 31688
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Diptych" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-09-23 17:20:10

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{{cite web|url=|title=Diptych|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-09-23 17:20:10|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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