The Trinity in a quatrefoil, left wing of a diptych
North France, 14th Century
Height: 81 mm; Weight: 31 g; Width: 59 mm; Depth: 5 mm;
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
About this work
God the Father is enthroned, with the crucified Christ in the centre before him. The Virgin and Saint John are to either side, and below is the small figure of Adam collecting Christ's blood in a chalice. The crucified Christ, chalice and head of God the Father are quite worn. It may be that at some point the panel was turned into a pax, an object of devotion kissed by the congregation during church services.
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