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Relief - Coronation of the Virgin

Coronation of the Virgin

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing the Coronation of the Virgin was probably made in the late 15th century South Germany. This is thin and convex, and the faces are worn and the margins are slightly chipped.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Coronation of the Virgin. The Virgin is seated with her hands together in prayer. On the left Christ is seated and is placing the crown on her head. On the right God crowned and holding an orb, gives the benediction. Above in the centre is a dove. The relief is thin and convex; the faces are worn and the margins slightly chipped.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)


late 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl


Diameter: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, South Germany, late 15th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Büttner, A. Perlmutt :von der Faszination eines göttlichen Materials. Petersberg, 2000. p. 29.
Husemann, S. Pretiosen persönlicher Andacht : Bild- und Materialsprache spätmittelalterlicher Reliquienkapseln (Agnus Dei) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Materials Perlmutter. (PhD thesis University of Cologne 1998) Weimar, 1999. p. 304.

Subjects depicted

Crown jewels; Dove


Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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