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Retable imitating altar; ebony; four panels of pear wood set in middle, two mounted as doors to conceal others; carved in relief with subjects from the Passion: Agony in the Garden, Betrayal, Christ before Caiaphas, Pilate washing his hands, Mocking of Christ, Bearing of the Cross and Crucifixion.
- Production date
Height: 49 centimetres (total)
Length: 24.70 centimetres (base)
Weight: 2006 grammes
Width: 12.20 centimetres (base)
Depth: 12.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Provenance: Baron Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna, by 1866 (cat no. 30).
Commentary: The panels are carved with scenes from The Passion of Christ as a focus for private prayer.
Bibliography: Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 234; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.234.
- On display (G2a/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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