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Belt buckle (boucle de ceinture) (Back)

Belt buckle (boucle de ceinture) (Back)
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Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Inv. F 1511


Height: 46 mm
Width: 67 mm

King in bust holding a sceptre and an open book.
Foliated decoration; twisted columns.

Catalogue of the Museum of The Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts (Saint Petersburg) 1904: German, 15th century.
Kryzhanovskaya 2014: Flemish, late 15th century.


Flat and smooth.

Object Condition
Two holes for attachment to the belt.

Collection of E. Laborie, Paris: his sale, 1867, lot 123 (Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute couture du Moyen Âge, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes composant la précieuse collection de M. E. Laborie (Paris, 1867), no. 123); collection of Vasiliy L'vovich Naryshkin (b. 1841, d. 1906), Saint Petersburg, until 1871; collection of Nikolai Petrovich Balashov (b. 1840, d. 1931), Saint Petersburg; donated to the Museum of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts (Muzei OPKh) before 1902; transferred to the Hermitage in 1919.

Collection V. Narischkin. Objets d'art (Paris, 1869), no. 111.
Ukazatel' sobraniiu khudozhestvennykh proizvedeniy, pozhalovannomu gosudarem imperatorom Muzeiu Obshchestva pooshchreniia khudozhnikov i podnesennomu gosudariu V. L. Naryshkinym (Saint Petersburg, 1871), no. 120.
Zachodnioeuropejska rzezba z kosci w latach 1100-1290 ze zbiorow Panstwowego Ermitazu v Leningradzie, exhibition catalogue, Warsaw, The National Museum, 1981, no. 26.
M. Kryzhanovskaya, Western European Medieval Ivories. Catalogue of the Collection (Зaпaднoeврoпeйскaя рeзнaя кoстъ Срeдних вeкoв. Кataлoг кoллeкции), (Saint Peterburg, 2014), no. 140.


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