• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 263

    A carved alabaster relief depicting Pilate's presentation of Christ

    FLEMISH, PROBABLY MALINES OR ANTWERP, MID 16TH CENTURY, SET IN A LATER FRAME MOUNTED IN A LATER EBONISED ALTAR ON STAND WITH 16TH CENTURY FLEMISH SCHOOL DIPTYCH WINGS

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    A carved alabaster relief depicting Pilate's presentation of Christ
    Flemish, probably Malines or Antwerp, mid 16th century, set in a later frame mounted in a later ebonised altar on stand with 16th century Flemish school diptych wings
    The ebonised altar of gabled form with a pair of doors, each inset with a diptych panel to the reverse depicting Ruben presenting Joseph's multi-colour coat to Jacob on the right and the Mocking of Christ to the left;

    The frame surmounted by a pediment inset with an alabaster relief depicting Christ carrying the cross, above a gilt plaster relief depicting the flagellation of Christ and Christ before Pontius Pilate, above the main arched panel depicting Pilate presenting Christ with attendants and soldiers below all within a Roman architectural setting, above a further gilt plaster relief depicting the ascension of Christ.
    The alabaster panels 45 cm. x 29 cm. and 14 x 30 cm.; the frame 106 cm. high overall; the altar 215 cm. high x 150 cm. wide (open) x 34 cm. deep


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    Comparable alabaster altar pieces can be found in the collections of the Rijksmuseum, Catharijneconvent in Utrecht and the Museum Simon van Gijn in Dordrecht. The altar in Dordrecht has a similar framework and dyptich wings as the one on offer here. The panel in Utrecht shows a relief depicting the last supper which also closely relates to the present panel.
    Cf. J.P. Filedt Kok, W. Halsema-Kubes, W. Th. Kloek, e.a., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm, Noordnederlandse kunst 1525-1580, exhibition catalogue, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam/the Hague, 1986, p. 332, no. 210.
    M. van Vlierden, Hout en steensculptuur van Museum Catharijneconvent ca. 1200-1600, Zwolle, 2004, p. 52, pp. 438-441.

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