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Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Front)

Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 637


Height: 93mm
Width: 64mm

Adoration of the Magi.

Koechlin Number: 0479

Westwood 1876 and Vöge 1900: France, 14th century.
Volbach 1923: France, late 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Darmstadt and Munich 1999: Paris, c. 1320-1330.


Recessed to receive the wax, with a slightly raised border (may have been later leveled). Some light crosshatching.Cancelled inscription in red ink: 500.

Object Condition
Two holes in the left border, four holes in the right border.

Acquired by the Kunstkammer in 1844 in Pesaro.

J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 477 (`73.180).
W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 95, pl. XXXI.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 42, pl. 47.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 212; II, no. 479.
Meisterwerke aus Elfenbein der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, exhibition catalogue, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum and Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, 1999, no. 42.


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