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LOT 0424

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,600 - 12,000
USD ($) 10,890 - 13,610

Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £1,200

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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £1,200

Limoges Triptych with Scenes of the Passion of Christ

France, 16th century AD or later

A triptych of rectangular enamelled copper panels depicting: (left) Christ beneath an arch tied to a post with three soldiers beating and scourging him, a fourth kneeling before him with legend 'MAPEVE TROIT' in gold Lombardic capitals on his legs; (centre) crucifixion on a tau cross with two flanking criminals, three nobles on horseback at the foot of the cross alongside Mary and others weeping, one soldier offering a wine-soaked sponge and another piercing his side with a spear, skull at the foot of the cross; (right) deposition scene with Christ's body taken down and prepared for burial; richly coloured enamel surface in blue, violet, white and green with gold detailing, glass cabochons placed on the costumes and harness; later velvet-covered hinged frame with mounting ring. 1.25 kg, 48.5 x 26cm (19 x 10 1/4"). Fine condition; minor crack to central panel. [No Reserve]

Provenance
The Goldschmidt private European collection until 2019.
Ex central London gallery.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11045-184131.