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Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Back)

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

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Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Inv. 457/10


Height: 126mm
Width: 120mm

Attack on the Castle of Love; couple embracing (meeting of lovers; courting couple); knights in armour assaulting the castle; ladies throwing flowers from the battlements; crossbow throwing flowers; lady and knight on horseback; lady fighting with flowers; knight with hands joined in prayer; dogs pursuing hares; bird in a tree.
Corner terminals: crouching monsters.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein 1979: France (Paris), 1st quarter of 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of polychromy: green (trees).

Back turned with a depression for (missing) mirror.

Sotheby's, 16 May 1968, lot 53. Bought from the Bury St. Edmunds Museum, Suffolk; Wilhelm Hack collection, Cologne; in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum since 1979.

A. von Euw, 'Zwei Meisterwerke der Pariser Hofkunst auf der Austellung "Weltkunst aus Privatbesitz", in Museen in Köln. Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 7 (July 1968), p. 679, fig. on p. 675.
P. Pieper, 'Die Sammlung Wilhelm Hack. Zur Austellung in der Düsseldorfer Kunsthalle, 23 April-29 June 1969', in Kunstchronik, vol. 22, no. 9 (Sept. 1969), pp. 156-259 (p. 257).
Sammlung Wilhelm Hack, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1969, no. 14 (with colour pl.).
Kunst des Mittelalters, exhibition catalogue, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, 1979, no. 11 (with ill.).


© Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Photographer: Joachim Werkmeister.

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