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Triptych

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone, horn and wood marquetry

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.97-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bone, horn and wood triptych, depicting the Virgin and Child with saints, made in Italy, probably in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Several of its features give rise to suspicion concerning the authenticity of the triptych and the style of the carving on the plaques is unconvincing. The elements taken together point to the triptych being a modern pastiche.

Physical description

The plaques of the triptych depict St Paul, St Anthony Abbot, the Virgin and Child, St James the Greater and St Peter, all standing below eccentric towered cityscapes.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Bone, horn and wood marquetry

Dimensions

Height: 28.8 cm, Width: 23.9 cm open

Object history note

In the collection of Leonora Louisa Yorke-Smith of Sidmouth, Devon, until 1934, when it was bequeathed to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Triptych, bone, horn and wood, the Virgin and Child, Italy, probably late nineteenth or early twentieth century

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

part II, pp. 782-783
Williamson, Paul and Davies, Glyn, Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200-1550, (in 2 parts), V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014
Williamson, Paul and Davies, Glyn, Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200-1550, (in 2 parts), V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, part II, pp. 782-783, 260

Materials

Bone; Horn; Wood

Categories

Sculpture; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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