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Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir); part of a complete mirror case (Front)

Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir); part of a complete mirror case (Front)
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Pavia, Musei Civici

Inv. A.M. 32


Height: 110mm
Width: 110mm (including corner terminals)

Crucifixion; Virgin and two Holy Women; saint John the Evangelist and onlookers holding scrolls.
Crosshatched background; masks in the spandrels; foliated corner terminals.

Koechlin Number: 1117

Malaspina 1823: 13th-14th century.
Monti 1838: North Italian (Lombard), 15th century.
Maiocchi 1892-1906: French, 17th century.
Koechlin 1924: French, 15th century.
Egbert 1929: North Italian.
Vitali 1976: French, 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2013: North Italian, 15th century.


Back turned with a depression for (missing) mirror.

Object Condition
Later hole in the upper part of the piece.

This piece probably forms a pair with Inv. A.M. 36, also in Pavia (see related object).

Collection of Luigi Malaspina di Sannazzaro (b. 1754, d. 1835): his bequest to the museum in 1835.

G. Monti, Breve guida pel forestiero nella visita delle sale formanti il Gabinetto di Belle Arti (Pavia, 1838), p. 21, no. 37.
L. Malaspina, Elenco delle diverse materie sulle quali in vario modo vengono esercitate le Arti del disegno (1893), no. 5.
R. Maiocchi, Catalogo dei quadri e degli oggetti d'arte e di curiosità raccolti nelle sale superiori del Museo civico di Storia Patria di Pavia (1892-1906), no. 153.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 412; II, no. 1117.
R. Soriga, Inventario degli oggetti interessanti le arti minori (1939), no. 32.
L. Vitali, Avori gotici francesi, exhibition catalogue, Milan, Museo Poldi-Pezzoli, 1976, no. 46.
M. Ricotti, La collezione degli avori dei Civici Musei di Pavia (Pavia, 1985-1986), pp. 107-111, 124-127.


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