Ivory panel, the Assumption and the Dormition of the Virgin

On display

Panel from a set of writing tablets or from a box. In the upper scene the Virgin standing in a mandorla of clouds held up by six angels. In the lower scene the Virgin lies in a bed; Christ, standing, holds her soul flanked by ten apostles. Each scene beneath six arches. One of a pair with with WA2013.1.4.2.


  • Title

    Ivory panel, the Assumption and the Dormition of the Virgin

  • Associated place

    France (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1340 - 1380
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10.7 cm (height)
    6.5 cm (length)
    0.4 cm (depth)
  • 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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