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Ivory Book Cover

A fine ivory panel that makes an impressive use of space. From the Rhineland, perhaps Cologne, c. 1000. In the center is the Crucifixion, with Christ fully robed and not visibly suffering, flanked by the sun and moon. At bottom left, the Virgin Mary and St. John are present at the scene. On the bottom right, an angel greets the Holy Woman at the empty tomb on Easter morning. At top right is the Ascension and at top left is Christ in Majesty with the Four Evangelists.

Photo © Holly Hayes.