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Panel, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)

Panel, 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly Love.

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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 647 (almost completely destroyed)


Height: 93mm
Width: 50mm

Courting couple (meeting of lovers); squirrel on the lady's right arm; youth with a hawk on his wrist.
Rosettes in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 1187

Vöge 1900: French, 14th century.
Volbach 1923: French, 1st half of the 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: French, 1st half of the 14th century.
Dokumentation 2006: French, 1st half of the 14th century.


Object Condition
Prior to WWII
Four holes on the left side. Damaged around the edges at the back.
Almost completely destroyed during WWII: six fragments have survived.

Acquired by the Kunstkammer in 1840; undocumented after 7 April 1945; six fragments returned from the Soviet Union to the Museum in 1958.

W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 89, pl. XXXII.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 47, pl. 56.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 435, 436, 482; II, no. 1187; III, pl. CXCVIII.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 240.


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