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Mirror case, 2 registers (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case, 2 registers (valve de miroir) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love.

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Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts

MA 2 R 100


Height: 100mm
Width: 90mm

Courting couples (meeting of lovers).
Register 1: God of Love in a tree throwing arrows at lovers; youth chucking his lover under the chin; lady holding a chaplet; youth kneeling before his lover; trees.
Register 2: seated couple; youth chucking his lover under the chin; lady holding a dog; youth with a hawk on his wrist; youth with two hawks.
Corner terminals: crouching monsters.

Koechlin Number: 1078

Koechlin 1924 and Rouen 2000-2001: French, 1st half of the 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2011: French, 1st half of 14th century.


Back turned with a depression for (missing) mirror.

Object Condition
Missing: lower left corner terminal. Worn.

Acquired by the Musée des Antiquités in December 1861.

V. Godard-Faultrier, Musée des Antiquités d'Angers (Angers, 1868), no. 191, p. 51.
V. Godard-Faultrier, Inventaire du Musée d'Antiquités Saint-Jean et Toussaint (Angers, 1884), no. 2106, p. 347. Accessible online through Europeana: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/9200143/BEAEFCA0F6A86A9F2969EE316B50AE59CF54D146.html?start=4 [accessed 02/05/2013].
Exposition rétrospective, exhibition catalogue, Tours, 1890, pl. XXXVII, no. 4.
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Catalogue illustré Officiel de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Français (Paris, 1900), no. 154.
L. Gonse, Chefs d'oeuvres des musées de France. Sculpture (Paris, 1904), p. 6.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 401; II, no. 1078.
Miroirs. Jeux et reflets depuis l'Antiquité, exhibition catalogue, Rouen, Musée départemental des Antiquités, 2000-2001, no. 92.


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