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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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Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum



Height: 90mm (diameter)

Courting couples (meeting of lovers); lady crowning a youth with a chaplet; offering of flowers; battlements; staircase; river in the foreground.

Calkins 1968: French, 14th century.
Ann Arbor 1975: French, 14th century.
Randall 1993: English, 1340-1360.


Recessed at the back.

Gift of Mrs Albert E. McVitty, Princeton.

Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, XIV, no. 1 (1955), p. 19.
R. G. Calkins, A Medieval Treasury: An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, White Museum of Art, Cornell University and M. W. Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968, no. 83.
Images of Love and Death in Renaissance and Late Medieval Art, exhibition catalogue, ed. by W. R. Levin, Ann Harbor, University of Michigan, Nov. 1975-Jan. 1976, no. 70, pl. VII.
Songs of Glory, exhibition catalogue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Museum of Art, 1985, no. 83.
A. St. Clair, E. Parker McLachlan, The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn, exhibition catalogue, New Brunswick, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1989, no. 68.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 191.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, p. 566, in relation to no. 163.


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