Vierge Glorieuse and Crucifixion diptych
Paris, 14th Century
Weight: 526 g (including ebony backing); Height: 180 mm; Width: 110 mm (closed); Depth: 8 mm (plus ebony panels, 2 mm thick at edge); Width: 220 mm (open);
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
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.
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