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Maker:

Unknown

Collection:

Frank McClean

Category:

sculpture

Name:

panel

Date:

circa 500 circa 600

School/Style:

Coptic

Period:

6th Century

Description:

Panel, ivory. The scene depicts two Evangelists. Above the architrave is the scene of Christ with the woman of Samaria at the well. A pair with M.10-1904.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Technique:

carving; whole

Material:

ivory; whole

Technique
Description:

carved ivory

Dimension(s):

length, whole, 33.3, cm
height, whole, 13.6, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1904; McClean, Frank (1837-1904)

Provenance:

W. Bateman and T. Bateman, Lomberdale House, Youlgrave, Derbyshire; sold Sotheby's, 14 April, 1893, he 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.10-1904

Associated
Person(s):

W. Bateman
T. Bateman

Acquisition Credit:

Frank McClean Bequest

Exhibition(s):

Byzantium, Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections. 1994-12-08 - 1995-04-23
Organiser: British Museum, London, Britain
Venue: British Museum, London
Catalogue number: 63 A&B

Age of Spirituality. 1977-11-19 - 1978-02-12
Organiser: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue number: 486

Documentation:

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?: p. 7
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

Related Object:

M.10-1904

Accession:

Object Number: M.11-1904
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 31614; input: 2001-07-03; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31614





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