Artist French
Title
  • Diptych: Four Scenes from the Life of Christ
Date 14th century
Medium ivory, with modern metal mounts
Dimensions Overall (open): 4 13/16 × 4 3/4 × 7/16 inches (12.2 × 12.1 × 1.1 cm)
Overall (each leaf): 4 7/8 × 2 3/8 × 7/16 inches (12.4 × 6 × 1.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 43.455
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W221, Level 2 (see map)
Prof. A. Gilbert (Paris, France);
November 219- December 1, 1927, sold through (Drouot (Lair-Dubreuil), Paris, France), lot 67;
Robert Tannahill [1893-1969] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité principalement du moyen âge et de la Renaissance. Orfevrerie Religieuse, Emaux Champleves et Peints de Limoges, Ivoires, Sculptures, Vitraux, Baisers de Paix et Plaquettes en Bronze… Composant la Collection de M. le Professeur A. Gilbert. Sales cat., Hotel Drouot. Paris, 1927, p. 16, no. 67 (ill.).

Loan Exhibition of French Gothic Art. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1928, no. 59 (ill.).

Robinson, F. W. "An Ivory Diptych," Bulletin of the DIA 23, no. 5 (1944): pp. 40-41 (ill.).

Calkins, R. A Medieval Treasury. Exh. cat. Ithaca, 1968, no. 75, p. 153 (ill.).

Randall, R.H., Jr. The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections. New York, 1993, p. 110 (ill.).