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Relief - The Agony in the garden

The Agony in the garden

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:

    A.47-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing the Agony in the Garden was probably made in the late 15th century South Germany. This is concave and discoloured by the thiness of the shell, three holes have been drilled near the margin but two are plugged.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Agony in the Garden. Christ kneels on the left looking towards a cup raised on the hill to the right. Below are two apostles wrapped in their cloaks and asleep, the halo of the third is just visible. On the left a shed and in the foreground hurdles amid grass. The relief is concave and discoloured by the thinness of the shell. Three holes have been drilled near the margin but two are plugged.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Agony in the Garden, South Germany, late 15th century

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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