Ivory panel, the Coronation of the Virgin and a Miracle at the Virgin's Funeral

On display

Panel from a set of writing tablets or from a box. In the upper scene the Virgin and God seated; she is in prayer, he is blessing; at the sides censing angels. In the lower scene a group of men carry a bier with the Virgin's body; right-centre a Jew tries to grab the body; left-centre he falls down, his hands severed from the body. Each scene beneath six arches. One of a pair with WA2013.1.4.1.


  • Title

    Ivory panel, the Coronation of the Virgin and a Miracle at the Virgin's Funeral

  • Associated place

    France (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1350 - 1370
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10.7 cm (height)
    6.4 cm (length)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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