• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH GOTHIC OAK AND POLYCHROME RELIEF PANELS DEPICTING THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE ASCENSION

    CIRCA 1500

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    A PAIR OF ENGLISH GOTHIC OAK AND POLYCHROME RELIEF PANELS DEPICTING THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE ASCENSION
    CIRCA 1500
    With integral architectural bases
    16¾ x 9¼ in. (42.5 x 23.5 cm.) (2)


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    The naive treatment of the deep relief carved figures on these panels can be compared to Nottingham alabaster panels of the fifteenth century. Most were reliefs of the Crucifixion or statues of individual saints, that were placed on altars or set in wall niches. They were usually colorfully painted and gilded.

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