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Casket (coffret) (Front)

Casket (coffret) (Front)
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Body, back

Body, front




Secular. Courtly love.

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Zagreb, Muzej Mimara

Inv. ATM 993

Bronze (modern fittings);ivory

Height: 37 mm
Width: 112 mm
Depth: 59 cm

Unidentified crowned female saint holding a martyr's palm and a book. Adoration of the Magi; attendants with horses; angel crowning the Virgin; Virgin holding a flower; rosettes in the spandrels; pinnacles.
Body, front
Courting couple (meeting of lovers); youth kneeling before a lady. Lady holding a dog; crouching men supporting the lock on their backs, including a bearded man with a crutch; standing knight in armour with outstretched arm. Knight lying on a bed attended by two ladies; knight asleep.
End, right
Knight on horseback charging with a spear; bearded man on horseback with a bow.
Body, back
Courting couple (meeting of lovers); lady crowning her kneeling lover with a chaplet. Lady charging with a spear and shield; knight in armour on horseback, holding a cup or chalice. Youth kneeling before a lady; trees.
End, left
Elopement; couple on horseback; knight in armour; monster on the horse’s head; castle; trees.

Guide 2003: France, 15th century (?).
Warren 2014: France or Germany, 14th century (?).


Carved on all sides.

Object Condition
Holes for missing handle and fittings.

Collection of Ante Topić Mimara (b. 1898, d. 1987): donated to the Croatian people in 1973; foundation of the museum in 1980 and opening to the public in 1987.

Guide Muzej Mimara, ed. by T. Lukšić (Zagreb, 2003), no. 162.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 563-564, fig. 214, in relation to no. 162.


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