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Comb (peigne double) (Side 2)

Comb (peigne double) (Side 2)
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Side 1

Secular. Romance.

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Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Inv. WA1947.191.222


Height: 121 mm
Width: 153 mm
Depth: 7 mm

Side 1: standing queen handing banners to two kneeling knights in armour; fashionable dress; shields.
Side 2: soldiers defending a castle; man with a pike being attacked by a dog; lady; merchants carrying goods in baskets; merchant raising his hand.

Warren 2014: North Italian, early 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: gold, red and green.

Carved on both sides.

Object Condition
One of the lower corners chipped.

Along the right edge, no. '12' incised and letters 'OD' (?). Inscription 'M.222' (Mallett collection number).

Collection of Edward Joseph: his sale, Christie's, London, 6 May 1890, lot 837; bought by Murray Marks (£42). Collection of Charles Fairfax Murray (b. 1849, d. 1919). Iden, art dealer (in 1946); collection of John Francis Mallett; his bequest to the Museum in 1947.

J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, no. 151.


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