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panel

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1889,0311.1

  • Description

    Panel; ivory; carved; depicts Tree of Jesse; Jesse reclines at the bottom, the tree rises from his side, twelve kings sit on branches, the half-figure of Virgin and Child in mandorla at the top; traces of colour and gilding.

  • Date

    • 1550-1600 (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This plaque may be related to that on an important mid 16th C casket in VAM, 15.41-1980 which is dated 1557 and is much finer. See VAM website for details and bibliography on that casket and context, and for detail of plaque on it which relates closely to this one with Tree of Jesse as here.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1909 561 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Panel cut into two vertical parts and re-affixed.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1889,0311.1

Panel; ivory; carved; depicts Tree of Jesse; Jesse reclines at bottom, tree rises from his side, twelve kings sit on branches, half-figure of Virgin and Child in mandorla at top; traces of colour and gilding.

Panel; ivory; carved; depicts Tree of Jesse; Jesse reclines at bottom, tree rises from his side, twelve kings sit on branches, half-figure of Virgin and Child in mandorla at top; traces of colour and gilding.

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