Sep 9, 2008
Sep 9, 2008

Plaque: The Virgin and Child with Angels

Plaque: The Virgin and Child with Angels

c. 1320–1330

Ivory, traces of paint and gilding

Overall: 22.9 x 11.5 cm (9 x 4 1/2 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1923.719


This plaque once formed the center of an ivory triptych, a devotional object consisting of three panels hinged together. While two standing angels with candlesticks flank the enthroned Virgin on either side, a third angel descends from above to crown the Virgin as Queen of Heaven.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.