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Ivory diptych with the Virgin and Child with Angels and the 
Crucifixion
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Ivory diptych with the Virgin and Child with Angels and the Crucifixion

1350-00

Attributed to Atelier aux Visages Characterises (14th century)

Carved ivory and ebony (backing, later date)

Length: 22.2 cm; Height: 18.1 cm; Width: 22.2 cm (open);

Acquisition
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
O.1966.GP.10

About this work
The birth and death of the Saviour is one of the

most common pairings of images on medieval

ivory diptychs and is offered to the viewer as a

subject of meditation. In this piece the sweet

tenderness of the Virgin and Child contrasts

with the anguish of the Crucifixion. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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