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