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Alcune osservazioni sulla Crocifissione eburnea della legatura dell’Evangeliario di Sibilla di Fiandra

Silvia Gianolio


The collections of the Hessisches Landesmuseum of Darmstadt include a twelfth-century ivory carving representing the Crucifixion. The plaque, currently part of the back cover of an illuminated Gospel Book from Saint-Bertin, presents a series of unresolved issues with regards to its dating and localization. If, on the one hand, its iconography makes the carving look somehow isolated in the context of the coeval Northern French and Mosan artistic productions, on the other, a careful study of its stylistic features offers some clues towards a more precise definition of its background.