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Ivory panel, the Coronation of the Virgin and a Miracle at the Virgin's Funeral

elephant-ivory; carved

c. 1350 - 1370

10.7 cm height; 6.4 cm length


Place of Creation: France


Panel from a set of writing tablets or from a box. In the upper scene the Virgin and God seated; she is in prayer, he is blessing; at the sides censing angels. In the lower scene a group of men carry a bier with the Virgin's body; right-centre a Jew tries to grab the body; left-centre he falls down, his hands severed from the body. Each scene beneath six arches. One of a pair with WA2013.1.4.1.


Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.