Plaque: The Virgin and Child with Angels

Plaque: The Virgin and Child with Angels

c. 1320-1330

Ivory, traces of paint and gilding

Overall: 22.9 x 11.5 cm (9 x 4 1/2 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1923.719

Description

This plaque once formed the center of an ivory triptych, a devotional object consisting of three panels hinged together. While two standing angels with candlesticks flank the enthroned Virgin on either side, a third angel descends from above to crown the Virgin as Queen of Heaven.

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