A late 17th century Dieppe ivory relief of the Penitent Magdalen
Lot 7Y
A late 17th century Dieppe ivory relief of the Penitent Magdalen
£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 4,000

Lot Details
A late 17th century Dieppe ivory relief of the Penitent Magdalen
of oval form, Mary Magdalen kneeling with a skull in her lap and praying with a crucifix, with a rocky landscape behind, surmounted by a ribbon tied crest, later applied to a red marble rectangular frame, the ivory 13cm high, 20cm high overall

Footnotes

  • The oval shape, the ribbon for suspension, tied in a bow and deeply undercut, and the rounded rim of this Penitent Magdalen correspond with two Christian subjects in the Dieppe Museum, both described as Dieppe late 17th century.
    Literature: P. Ickowicz, La Vie du Christ, Les Cahiers de l'ivoire du Chateau-Musee de Dieppe, No. 4, 2007, p. 25, no. 1.3 The Annunciation – 9 x 5.7cm; and pp. 52 53, no. 6.4 Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane – 13 x 6.2cm.
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