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Polyptych

16th–17th century


Object Place: Europe, Russia

Dimensions

16 x 35.8 cm (6 5/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.446

Medium or Technique

Metal; brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments

Brass or bronze with dark blue and white enamel on background; small reliefs with scenes from the life of Christ. 1st wing: (a) Crucifixion; (b) Annunciation; (c) Christ in the Garden?; (d) Purification of the Virgin?; (3) Presentation of Virgin?. 2nd wing: (f) Apocalypse; (g) Presentation in Temple?; (h) Baptism of Christ; (i) Ascension; (j) Entry in Jerusalem. 3rd wing: (k) ; (l) Raising of Lazarus?; (m) Assumption?; (n) Supper at Emmaus; (o) Christ healing the sick?. 4th wing: (p) Madonna Enthroned? (q-t) Adoration of the Madonna and Child. Back of the third wing is decorated with a medallion enclosing the cross with temple(?) in the background. Above the Cross - The King of Heaven Son of God. In the oval above - We bow down before your cross, and glorify your resurrection. supporting columns at the sides and scrolls at top and bottom.

Provenance

1909, gift of Chandler & Co through Charles F. Bacon to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Chandler and Co.