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Box (boite) (Lid)

Box (boite) (Lid)
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Body, front

End, right

End, left


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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.93

Bone;beech wood;iron (lock and hinges).

Height: 52-65mm
Width: 154mm
Depth: 185mm

Register 1: male musician with drum and pipe; male dancers.
Register 2: male dancer; female dancer; dancing jester.
Body, front
Dog; hunter with a spear; trees.
End, right
Hare running into its hole; trees; sun.
Body, back
Not seen.
End, left
Hunting scene; hunter blowing a horn; running dog; hare running into its hole; trees; sun.
Crosshatched background. Chequered pattern on the bottom.

Randall 1985 and Museum's opinion 2010: French (Alsace) or German (Upper Rhine), c. 1440-1470.


One hinge reattached with a large nail.

Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of green (background), and gilding.

Object Condition
Missing: decorative foliated border; hasp of the lock; border strip and one square of the chessboard.

Bought by Henry Walters from Léon Gruel in 1925 in Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

The Medieval Craftsman and his Modern Counterpart (Bloomington (Indiana), 1959), no. 21a.
R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 358.


© Laila Zamuelis Gross Archive of Secular Ivories, 1985.
Laila Zamuelis Gross Archive of Secular Ivories. 1985.

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