'The Ascension', ivory

'The Ascension', ivory

'The Ascension'
Ivory
Germany (Cologne)
About 1160-70
Walrus ivory
Museum no. 258-1867

Forty days after his Resurrection, Christ was taken up to heaven in a cloud by angels, leaving behind the apostles and the Virgin. Here the prophet Habakkuk is shown beneath, holding a scroll inscribed in Latin 'The sun is risen'.