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Triptych - Triptych

Triptych

  • Object:

    Triptych

  • Place of origin:

    Greece (possibly, made)
    Russia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Gilbertson in memory of her husband, Canon Gilbertson

  • Museum number:

    A.37-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This boxwood triptych depicts the glorification of the Virgin Mary. The Virgin and Child are shown in the centre, enthroned among the branches of the Tree of Jesse and surrounded by busts showing 'the Geneaology of the Virgin'. Above is the Trinity symbolised by three Angels visiting Abraham. On the wings are the Annunciation (top) and various saints including two equestrian figures, probably St. George (left) and St. Theodore (right).

Physical description

Triptych, boxwood. The Glorification of the Virgin. Centre, the Virgin and Child enthroned among the branches and Tree of Jesse, surrounded by busts showing 'the Geneaology of the Virgin'. Above is the Trinity symbolised by three Angels visiting Abraham. On the wings are the Annunciation (top) and various saints including two equestrian figures, probably St. George (left) and St. Theodore (right).

Place of Origin

Greece (possibly, made)
Russia (possibly, made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Boxwood

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 14 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mrs Gilbertson in memory of her husband, Canon Gilbertson.

Descriptive line

Virgin in glory; Boxwood Russo-Greek (Mount Athos), 18th century

Materials

Boxwood

Subjects depicted

Tree of Jesse

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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