Virgin and Child Ivory Panel

Title

Virgin and Child Ivory Panel

Subject

Archaeology

Description

Ashmolean Museum inventory no. AN1978.332. c.1000-1050. Walrus ivory. H. 8.3, W. 5.8. Originally rectangular panel, now damaged. The enthroned Virgin sits with the Christ-child on her lap, who is blessing with one hand and holding a book with the other. The mother and child were originally surrounded by four angels; only the lower pair remain intact. The sitting figures are framed by drapery, and a serpent crawls beneath. The panel may have been attached to a book cover.

Creator

Ashmolean Museum

Date

Early 11th century

Files

Virgin and Child ivory panel

Citation

Ashmolean Museum, “Virgin and Child Ivory Panel,” Woruldhord, accessed February 22, 2020, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/641.