A & A spacer courtauld institute of art
quick search advanced search browse temp folder

Liturgical (?) comb (peigne double) (Side 2)

Liturgical (?) comb (peigne double) (Side 2)
enlarge image zoom image

Side 1

Religious. Saints. Apostles.

Repository Institution

To purchase an image

Essen, Museum Folkwang

Inv. K 523


Height: 123mm
Width: 161mm
Depth: 6mm

Side 1: saint John the Baptist holding the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei); saint Catherine of Alexandria with wheel and martyr's palm. Annunciation; vase of lilies. Saint Fiacre as a monk holding a book and spade; unidentified male saint holding a book and crozier. Saint Clare (?) holding an ointment pot; saint Laurence holding a gridiron.
Side 2: saint Paul holding a sword; saint Peter holding a key. Saint James the Lesser with a fuller's club (?); saint Bartholomew with a flaying knife. Female saint holding a book and a candle (possibly saint Genevieve); saint Judas with a spear. Male saint with a book and a marty's palm (possibly saint John the Evangelist); saint James the Greater with pilgrim's hat, staff and satchel.
Crosshatched background. Pilasters.

Museum's opinion 2013: 16th century.


Carved on both sides.

Object Condition
Missing: 5 of the thicker teeth.
Central holes (plugged with ivory; they do not go all the way through).

Acquired by the Museum in 1930.


© Museum Folkwang, Essen.

All images on this website are made available exclusively for scholarly and educational purposes and may not be used commercially.

spacer spacer spacer spacer
Please remember to acknowledge any use of the site in publications and lectures as: 'Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk', followed by the date you accessed the site.