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Comb (peigne double) (Side 2)

Comb (peigne double) (Side 2)
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Secular. Courtly love. Hunting scene.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.215


Height: 115mm
Width: 140mm
Depth: 6mm

Side 1: two couples holding hands, dancing in a garden; female musician playing a portable organ; trees.
Side 2: Hunting scene; hunters, dogs, stag wearing a collar; hunter blowing a horn.

Randall 1985: North Italian (Lombardy or Piedmont), 1st third of the 15th century.
Detroit 1997 and Museum's opinion 2010: North Italian (Lombardy), 1st third of the 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of polychromy and gilding: red and green (trees), dots of red, blue and gilt on clothes and landscape, gilding in the hair. Pattern of wavy lines and dots along the borders of the comb (only brown underpainting surviving).

Carved on both sides.

Collection of Prof. Robert Forrer, Strasbourg. Bought By Henry Walters from Léon Gruel in 1929; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 349.
Images in Ivory. Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. by Peter Barnet, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1997, pp. 259-260, no. 69.


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