Germany, Cologne (?), 14th Century / Diptych: The Life of Saint Martin of Tours / 1340-1360Germany, Cologne (?), 14th Century
Diptych: The Life of Saint Martin of Tours

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Cologne (?), 14th Century
Title: Diptych: The Life of Saint Martin of Tours
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1340
Creation End Date: 1360
Creation Date: 1340-1360
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Ivory
Materials and Techniques: ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 9.2cm, Closed: 5.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1971.103
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Azenfant, Lille; Private Collection, Northern France
Style or Period: Germany, Cologne (?), 14th Century
Context: On the left wing is the Consecration of ST. Martin; on the right, the saint shares his cloak with a beggar. Germany is suggested as the place of origin by the tiled roof and, especially, the pinnacles between the gables (almost always German). Medieval ivories were frequently painted in luminous colors as in this example.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1971.103
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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