British Museum

British Museum

Oblong carving of boxwood; square with arched top; one face with Mass of St Gregory, with two acolytes officiating before altar, on which stands Christ with instruments of the Passion; two bishops to right, two priests to left; other face with Annunciation and two men counting beads before figure of Virgin and Child, patron saint on each side; part of larger carving; inscribed.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1510/1525
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 6.40cm; Width: 4.00cm; Depth: 2.10cm; Length: 5.00cm (front face); Width: 3.00cm (front face); Length: 4.70cm (back face); Width: 2.60cm (back face); Weight: 20.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: carved
  • Subject: religious object; cleric; acolyte; saint/martyr; instruments of christ's passion; virgin and child; annunciation
  • Registration number: WB.241
  • Production place: Made in France. Made in Belgium. Made in Flanders
  • Material: boxwood
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm