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  • Record Number: 12095
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Holbert , Kelly
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  • Title: The Vindication of a Controversial Early Thirteenth-Century "Vierge Ouvrante" in the Walters Art Gallery
  • Source: Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 55- 56, ( 1997- 1998): Pages 101 - 121.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Sculpture Forgeries Iconography Ivories Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13
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  • Primary Evidence: Sculpture; Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, acc. no. 71.152, Vierge ouvrante de Boubon. Carved figure of Mary which opens to reveal a narrative of the passion of Christ.
  • Illustrations: Eighteen figures. Figure One The Vierge ouvrante de Boubon closed. Figure Two The Vierge ouvrante de Boubon opened. Figure Three The back of the Vierge ouvrante de Boubon. Figure Four Detail at the base of the Vierge ouvrante de Boubon of the Nativity scene. Figure Five Inside panel showing the crucifixion from the Vierge ouvrante de Boubon. Figure Six Virgin with child, ivory, early thirteenth century (Paris, Musée National du Moyen Age, Thermes de Cluny, inv. CL398). Figure Seven Virgin and Child, La Vierge d'Ourscamp, ivory, first quarter of the thirteenth century (Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, inv. O. Dut, 1274). Figure Eight Virgin and Child, gilt copper and enamel, midthirteenth century (Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, acc. no. 53.16). Figure Nine Vierge ouvrante, closed, ivory, early nineteenth century (Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, inv. L364). Figure Ten The same Vierge ouvrante, opened. Figure Eleven Vierge ouvrante, closed, ivory, early nineteenth century (Rouen, Musée des Antiquités). Figure Twelve The same Vierge ouvrante opened. Figure Thirteen Fragment of a Virgin Enthroned, ivory (Formerly Lucerne, Kofler-Truniger Collection). Figure Fourteen Vierge ouvrante, closed, ivory, early nineteenth century (Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv. L.P. 1143). Figure Fifteen The same Vierge ouvrante opened. Figure Sixteen Pen and ink drawing of the Vierge de Boubon from the Bulletin de la Société archéologique et historique du Limousin (1889). Figure Seventeen Vierge ouvrante de Boubon incorrectly reassembled in the Bulletin de la Société archéologique et historique du Limousin (1898). Figure Eighteen Vierge ouvrante de Boubon, corrected reassembly of parts in the Bulletin de la Société archéologique et historique du Limousin (1898).
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  • Year of Publication: 1997- 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00837156
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