Ivory panel (that was the left leaf from a diptych or triptych) depicting the coronation of the Virgin: an angel places a crown on the Virgin's head and God the Father raises a hand in benediction. Both are seated on a royal bench decorated with lion- or dragonheads. On the left and the right: two angels swinging censers. Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.
Cracks and wear consistent with the age. Overall good condition. The inscription in the lower corner of the frame ‘AO 1472’ is apocryphal. Dimensions: 8,8 x 6,6cm.
An almost identical leaf can be seen in Baltimore in the Walters Arts Museum. It is the upper register of a French 14th century panel (the lower register is the Crucifixion scene). Baltimore, Walters Art Museum Inventory number 71.212
A stylistically different but iconographic similar scene can be found in the Royal Library in Brussels: Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique-Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België Ms. IV 1277B. Although the style of this Coronation is different, we mention it here because of the presence of the bench decorated with animal heads.
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