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Diptych: M.2A & B-1926

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Production: Unknown




Diptych with donor and donatrix. Left wing (A): under a triple cusped and crocketted arch the Virgin and the Child at her breast stands between St Catherine on the right carrying a palm and a wheel and St Margaret on the left rising out of a dragon and holding a cross. Below on the left, in a kind of predella, kneels the donor in prayer, and to the right of the figure are two quatrefoils contained in roundels.
Right wing (B): Under an identical arch is the Deposition with four assisting figures. Below in a kind of predella kneels the donatrix in prayer, and to the left of the figure are two quatrefoils contained in roundels.


History note: The Curé of the Diocese of Versailles left it to a convent in Versailles. Bought from the latter by Durlacher, who sold it to the Rt. Hon. F. Leverton Harris.

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F. Leverton Harris Bequest

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton


14th Century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1400

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Components of the work

A Height 9.8 cm Width 6.1 cm
B Height 9.8 cm Width 6.1 cm

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved ivory

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Accession number: M.2A & B-1926
Primary reference Number: 31705
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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