The Baptism of Christ by Unknown Artist

This ivory is generally attributed to a Winchester workshop on the basis of the similarity of its figure style to that found in a group of late 10th or early 11th century illuminated manuscripts produced at Winchester.


Walrus ivory
9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
Mme Claude Carnot

No other ivory carving was believed to reflect the fully-developed Winchester style to such a high degree or in so sculptural a manner.


Stanislas Baron; Martin-le -Roy; J.J.Marquet de Vasselot; Mme Claude Carnot.

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