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D1092. Pair of Polychrome Biblical Plaques

Utrecht, circa 1800-1810

Each painted in manganese with a scene from the New Testament, one depicting Jesus bidding Zacchaeus to descend from the sycamore tree, which he had climbed in order to see Jesus among a crowd of followers, the panel below inscribed LUCAS : 19 V 1: – 20; the other depicting Jesus seated beneath a tree, talking with the lad holding his basket of bread and fish, and performing the ‘Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes’ while his disciples distribute the food to the multitude seated in a hilly landscape beyond, the panel below inscribed IOANNES 6, V: I.T 10; and each with a yellow self-molded frame with an inner band of manganese dots and a wider border of moulded and manganese-edged green ‘broken’ crescents, arches and hearts; the reverse of each glazed.

Size: 26.5 x 26 cm. (10 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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