Artist Italian
  • Scenes from the Passion of Christ
Date late 13th century
Medium Ivory with traces of polychromy and metal mounts
Dimensions Overall: 6 3/4 × 4 × 5/16 inches (17.1 × 10.2 × 0.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 42.139
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval C263, Level 2 (see map)
possibly Treasury of the Laon Cathedral (Laon, France).
(Michel Manzi, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, France);
December 15-16, 1919, sold by (Galerie Manzi, Joyant & Cie., Paris, France) lot 45;
(Jacques Seligman and Fils, Paris, France);
Maurice Sulzbach (Paris, France);
(Arnold Seligman, Rey and Co., New York, New York, USA);
by 1926, Robert Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1942-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Alexander, A. "Les Collections Manzi." Les Arts (1919): no. 177, p. 21.

Koechlin, R. Les Ivories Gothique, vol. II. Paris, 1924, p. 116, no. 265, B15.

Egbert, D.D. "North Italian Gothic Ivories." Art Studies 7 (1929): p. 189.

The Waning of the Middle Ages. Exh. cat. Pomona College, Montgomery Art Center. Claremont, 1965, no. 27.

Le Trésor de Saint-Denis. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1991, p. 242 (fig. 1).

Randall, R.H., Jr. The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections. New York, 1993, p. 137.