Panel, perhaps from an episcopal throne.
circa 500 circa 600
Panel, ivory. The scene depicts two bearded figures of Evangelists. Above the architrave is the scene of Christ healing the paralytic. [Dalton 32]. A pair with M.11-1904.
length, whole, 33.3, cm
height, whole, 13.6, cm
bequeathed; 1904; McClean, Frank
Abbey of St. Maximim at Luxemburg, 17h century; W.Bateman and T. Bateman; sold Sotheby's, 14 April, 1893, 'The Bateman Heirlooms, Catalogue of the First Portion of the Valuable and Important Collection of Works of Art & Antiquity formed by the late W. Bateman, Esq.& T. Bateman, Esq. of Lomberdale House, Youlgrave, Co. Derby.', p. 7, lot 29, sold to Frank McClean for £182 with the companion panel now M.11-1904
Frank McClean Bequest
Buckton, David (ed.). 1994. Byzantium, Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture.London: British Museum Pressp. pp. 72-3
Publ. Exhibited, pp. 72-3, no. 63 a & b. Attribution, probably Egypt, 6th century
Wilthemio, Alexandro. 1842. Luciliburgensia sive Luxemburgum romanum.Luxemburg: J. P. Kuborn
Publ. In the 17th century these panels were in the Abbey of St Maximim at Luxemburg and are briefly described, and partly illustrated by the Jesuit, Alexandro Wilthemio (d. c.1694) in his manuscript work Luciliburgensia sive Luxemburgum Romanum, edited and published posthumously from an 18th century copy by Dr A. Neijen, Luxemburg, 1842, nos. 188-189, pl. 1 and p. 197.
Sotheby's. 1893. The Bateman Heirlooms. Catalogue of the First Portion of the Valuable and Important Collection of Works of Art & Antiquity formed by the late W. Bateman, Esq. & T. Bateman, Esq. Of Lomberdale House, Youlgrave, Co. Derby.London?:
Publ.p. 7, lot 29, illustrated pl. II (plate 2)
, Metropolitan Museum of Art1977. Age of Spirituality.New York: p. pp. 540-2
Publ. Exhibited, pp. 540-2, no .486, on p. 541 similar/comparable pieces mentioned
Object Number: M.10-1904
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