Scenes from the Passion of Christ, late 13th century

  • Italian

Ivory, with traces of polychromy and metal mounts

  • Framed: Overall: 6 13/16 × 3 15/16 × 5/16 inches (17.3 × 10 × 0.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill

42.138

On View

  • European: Medieval C263

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Religious art
  • Polychromy
  • Ivory
  • Figures (representations)
  • Carving
  • Diptych
  • Leaf (object component)
  • Ivory sculpture
  • Italy
  • Christ
  • Crucifixion
  • Mary magdalene
  • Judas
  • Flagellation
  • Passion

Provenance

possibly Treasury of the Laon Cathedral (Laon, France). (Michel Manzi, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, France); December 15-16, 1919, sold by (Galerie Manzi, Joyant & Cie., Paris, France) lot 45; (Jacques Seligman and Fils, Paris, France); Maurice Sulzbach (Paris, France); (Arnold Seligman, Rey and Co., New York, New York, USA); by 1926, Robert Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA); 1942-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Alexander, A. "Les Collections Manzi." Les Arts (1919): no. 177, p. 21 (ill.) Koechlin, R. Les Ivories Gothique, vol. II. Paris, 1924, p. 116, no. 265 bis, B15. Egbert, D.D. "North Italian Gothic Ivories." Art Studies 7 (1929): p. 189 (fig. 40). The Waning of the Middle Ages. Exh. cat., Pomona College, Montgomery Art Center. Claremont, 1965, no. 27. Le Trésor de Saint-Denis. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1991, p. 242 (fig. 1). Randall, R.H., Jr. The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections. New York, 1993, p. 137.

Rights Status

Italian, Scenes from the Passion of Christ, late 13th century, ivory, with traces of polychromy and metal mounts. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill, 42.138.