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Front panel (part of a casket; plaque; coffret) (Front)

Front panel (part of a casket; plaque; coffret) (Front)
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Secular. Romance. Courtly love.

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Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum

Inv. F 46:1229 (lost)


Height: 82mm
Width: 124mm

Fountain of Youth. Old and young. Man with a staff carrying a lady holding a vessel. Man bringing a cripple to the fountain in a wheelbarrow; couple on the battlements. man on horseback; couple bathing. Lady with a staff carrying a man holding a vessel.

Koechlin Number: 1300

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Jülich 2007: Flanders or Upper Rhine, 1st half of 15th century.


Object Condition
Holes for the missing fittings and lock.

This panel probably came from the same casket as Inv. Pl 36:104, also in the Darmstadt collection.

Collection of Baron von Hüpsch (b. 1730, d. 1805), Cologne; acquired in 1805 by the Museum; stolen between 1924 (mentioned in Koechlin) and 1936 (year when an inventory was drawn of Gothic ivories which did not contained this piece).

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 491, 508, 522; II, no. 1300.
T. Jülich, Die mittelalterlichen Elfenbeinarbeiten des Hessischen Landesmuseums Darmstadt, exhibition catalogue, Regensburg, 2007, no. V9.


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