AN IMPORTANT CARVED IVORY PANAGIA IN ENAMELLED PARCEL-GILT MOUNT

the carving late 16th century, the mount early 17th century

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The fitted filigree openwork vari-colored cloisonne enamelled mount inset with rubies and emeralds, with shaped enamelled terminal, one side finely carved with central image of the Old Testament Trinity, with surrounding band of the images of Christ, the twelve prophets, and angel, the other with central scene of the crucifixion and surrounding band of the four evangelists with winged cherubs between, the shaped square head-piece chased with winged cherub and image of Christ