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Panel; ivory; carved; high relief; depicts Temptation of Christ; Christ sits on left; Satan stands on right holding stone and staff; scene surrounded by trees, plants, birds and animals, such as lions and goats; Christ appears again in background on top of mountain from which Satan throws himself; behind are buildings representing Jerusalem; signature on at bottom; signed on front; wooden frame.
- Production date
- 1616 (dated next to the snake)
Height: 16.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dated 1616, two years before Angermair worked on the Maximilian I coin cabinet 1618-24. inner shutters have similar fragile reliefs with stylistic similarities, eg. in treatment of trees, foliage etc. Jens Burk, who came to examine this relief on 26 October 2009, has provided photocopy of Michael Grunwald's book, Christoph Angermair, Munich 1975, pp. 31-32 which describes this relief and explains its importance. Jens Burk is cataloguing Munich ivories.
This ivory was encased in a perspex box for travel and display at a German exhibition in 1980. It was removed from this box by Frank Minney in January 2003 for display in the King's Library at the BM. DFT January 2003.
- On display (G1/wp156)
- Exhibition history
1980 10 Jun-15 Oct, Germany, Munich, Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, Wittelsbach und Bayern
- Exceptionally delicate high relief with deep undercutting, ivory plaque very thin in places. Delicate edges. IN remarkable condition despite its fragility. See Comment for the fact that the object was previously encased in a perspex frame, now removed.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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