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Plaque

Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Zwolle (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bolten, Arent van of Zwolle (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    M.2-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries, case 24

This scene of the Entombment of Christ was probably attached to an altar or small shrine. In front of a dreamlike cave landscape of blunt rock face and overhanging trees, the body of Christ is gently placed in a tomb by Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus (as described in the New Testament) and a third man. Behind them Mary Magdalene and two other women mourn his death. In the background are Jerusalem and Golgotha, the scenes of Christ's trial and Crucifixion. This plaquette was made by one of the finest chasers of the period, the Dutch goldsmith Arent van Bolten. He also made many engraved designs and drawings of silver objects and modelled in wax and bronze.

Physical description

Plaque showing the entombment- the three Maries, Mary Magdalen, St Joseph and Nicodemus against background of Jerusalem and Golgotha.

Place of Origin

Zwolle (made)

Date

1600-1640 (made)

Artist/maker

Bolten, Arent van of Zwolle (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

Monogram AVB engraved on right of scene, bottom has crowned V in triangle,

Dimensions

Height: 1.00 cm, Length: 17.50 cm, Width: 12.70 cm

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 1971/442
Purchase - Sotheby's October 2nd 1971, lot 95

Probably part of altar or small shrine.

Descriptive line

Dutch; Church plate, Continental

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

Burlington Magazine, CXIII 1971, p.209-210

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
This scene of the Entombment of Christ was probably attached to an altar or small shrine. In front of a dreamlike cave landscape of blunt rock face and overhanging trees, the body of Christ is gently placed in a tomb by Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus (as described in the New testament) and a third man. Behind them Mary Magdelene and two other women mourn his death. In the background are Jerusalem and Golgotha, the scenes of Christ's trial and crucifixion. This plaquette was made by one of the finest chasers of the period, the Dutch goldsmith Arent van Bolten. He also made many engraved designs and drawings of silver objects and modelled in wax and bronze. [26/11/2002]

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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