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Lot 1212: Large Continental polychrome painted terracotta triptych altarpiece, possibly low countries, 19th century or earlier, In three panels,
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Large Continental polychrome painted terracotta triptych altarpiece
possibly low countries, 19th century or earlier
In three panels, the central panel carved to show the crowned Virgin with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, and bursting rays above her, beside her is the motto "Ales vos avers pers et organs" flanked by a figure of a knight on one side and an apostle on the other, the two flanking panels carved to show figures of a Monk and St. John the Baptist, all under Gothic tracery, remnants of old polychrome, old Brooklyn Museum label to verso, accession number 19.68 to one corner.
H: 47 1/2, W: 57 in.
William H. Herriman bequest to Brooklyn Museum, 1921 (old museum label verso).
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