The Baptism of Christ by Medieval

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.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Walrus ivory Dimensions: 9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1974
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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