Tabernacle with Scenes from the Infancy of Christ

Ivory with metal mounts | 27.9 x 15.7 x 5.3cm | c. 1340-50

Unknown Artist

Miniature portable tabernacles containing a statuette of the Virgin and Child accompanied by scenes of Christ's infancy became very popular in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century France.

Credit: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Da...
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