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Medieval

The museum’s collection of medieval European art, though small, represents innovative artistic traditions and techniques and highlights the era’s focus on Christian devotional art. Artworks such as the Sienese portable triptych or the French Crucifixion panel carved from ivory are examples of intimate devotional artworks as well as objects of fine craftsmanship and design.

France (Limoges)
Reliquary Casket (Châsse)
13th century
Champlevé enamel, wood, gilt, and copper
8 x 7 ½ x 3 5/8 in. (20.3 x 19.0 x 9.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 77.48

Workshop of Taddeo Gaddi
Italian (Florentine), active mid-1320s–d. 1366
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Donors
ca. 1334
Tempera and gilding on panel
17 3/8 x 7 9/16 in. (50.9 x 24.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, The Samuel H. Kress Study Collection, 62.162

Paolo Veneziano or Workshop
Italian (Venetian), fl. ca. 1333‒1358; died before 1362
Saints Ursula and Christine
ca. 1333‒58
Tempera on panel
12 x 8 ½ in. (30.5 x 21.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Samuel H. Kress Study Collection, 62.161

Niccolò di Buonaccorso
Italian (Sienese), ca. 1348–1388
Portable Triptych with Madonna of Humility
ca. 1370
Tempera and gilding on panel
23 3/4 x 21 in. (60.3 x 53.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.39

France
Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist
ca. 1350
Ivory
5 1/16 x 3 5/16 x 7/16 in. (14.4 x 8.4 x 1.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.100.3