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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 488

    A CARVED WOOD RELIEF TRYPTYCH DEPICTING HUNTSMEN BY A WELL

    SIGNED BENEDICTUS ANTELAMI HAEC OPUS FECIT, A DOMINI MCC....

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    A CARVED WOOD RELIEF TRYPTYCH DEPICTING HUNTSMEN BY A WELL
    SIGNED BENEDICTUS ANTELAMI HAEC OPUS FECIT, A DOMINI MCC....
    The raised edges decorated with geometric inlays, the lower edge inscribed BEN..CTUS ANTEIAMI HAEC OPUS FEC.. A DOMINI MCC;
    later leather hinges, the original iron hinges still in the wood but broken, extensive worming and subsequent minor losses
    40 cm. high x 49.5 cm. wide
    Benedetto Antelami was a sculptor and architect. After Wiligelmo and Nicholaus, Antelami was the last of the great northern Italian sculptors working in the cities of the central Po Valley in the 12th century. Although he is referred to in the inscriptions as a sculptor, it is probable that he was also an architect, and that he belonged originally, as his name implies, to the guild of civic builders known as the Magistri Antelami, active in the region of Como. He worked mainly in Parma and its surroundings, although his influence was widespread.


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