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    Sale 7623

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 554

    A RECTANGULAR POLYCHROME CARVED ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE CRUCIFIXION

    NOTTINGHAM, LATE 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RECTANGULAR POLYCHROME CARVED ALABASTER RELIEF OF THE CRUCIFIXION
    NOTTINGHAM, LATE 15TH CENTURY
    With Christ to the centre, flanked to the left by the Virgin and attendant angels, and to the right by soldiers; on a later alabaster backing and wood frame; minor chips, losses and wear
    21¼ in. (54 cm.) high; 31½ in. (80 cm.) high, overall


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    Provenance

    Michael Salaman and thence by descent to his granddaughter, Maria Fawcett.
    Christie's, London, 8 December 1992, lot 72 at which sale purchased by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    F. Cheetham, English Medieval Alabasters, Oxford, 1984, pp. 253-257, nos. 180-184.