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Ivory panel, the Assumption and the Dormition of the Virgin

elephant-ivory; carved

c. 1340 - 1380

10.7 cm height; 6.5 cm length; 0.4 cm depth


Place of Creation: France


Panel from a set of writing tablets or from a box. In the upper scene the Virgin standing in a mandorla of clouds held up by six angels. In the lower scene the Virgin lies in a bed; Christ, standing, holds her soul flanked by ten apostles. Each scene beneath six arches. One of a pair with with WA2013.1.4.2.


Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.