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Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love.

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Valenciennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Inv. 87.29


Height: 53mm
Width: 55mm

Courting couple (meeting of lovers); youth holding a pair of gloves; lady holding a chaplet.
Corner terminals: four crouching monsters.

Beaussart 1993: France, 1st half of the 14th century.


Back turned with a depression for (missing) mirror.

Object Condition
Surface very damaged, implying the piece was probably buried for some time.
Missing: nose of the upper left monster.

Probably found in an archaeological context, judging from the state of the piece. Acquired by the museum before 1927.

P. Beaussart, Les collections d'archéologie régionale du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes (Valenciennes, 1993), no. 38, p. 112 (with ill.).


© RMN-Grand Palais / René-Gabriel Ojéda / Thierry Le Mage.
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