The Douce Ivory
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This ivory panel was made in Aachen, at the court of Charlemagne, where intellectual and artistic life thrived. Court artists engaged with classical art, particularly that of the Late Antique period. Here Christ holds his cross-staff over his shoulder as an emblem of victory. He is shown standing on a lion and a serpent, according to the prophecy in the psalm: ‘Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.’ The smaller scenes begin, top left, with the figure of Isaiah holding a scroll bearing the first word of his prophecy on the coming of Christ, and continue with scenes from Christ’s ministry. The plaque is set in an eighteenth-century binding, but the manuscript within is also of Carolingian origin. 

MS. Douce 176

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Image total size 15.2 x 25.0 cm
Print total size 19.2 x 29.0 cm

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Fine Art Giclée printing is commonly used at a professional level for the reproduction of works of art. The inkjet printing technique uses natural pigments which are highly light-resistant. We use a special 260g/m2 matte Fine Art paper for high-quality reproductions.
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