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Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love.

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Budapest, Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied Arts)

Inv. 18845


Height: 95mm
Width: 97mm
Depth: 8mm

Courting couple (meeting of lovers); winged God of Love in a tree throwing arrows at lovers.
Corner terminals: four crouching monsters.

Koechlin Number: 1069

Koechlin 1924: France, 1st half of the 14th century.
Budapest 1972, Budapest 1978 and Koroknay 1979: French, beginning of the 14th century.


Back turned with a depression for (missing) mirror.

Object Condition
Missing: upper left corner terminal.
Part of the lower left corner terminal broken. Vertical crack in the lower part of the piece.

Transferred from the Hungarian National Museum in 1936.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 400, 402; II, no. 1069.
Az európai iparművészet remekei: száz éves az Iparművészeti Múzeum, 1872-1972, ed. by D. Rodocsay, Z. Farkas, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Iparművészeti Múzeum, 1972, no. 17.
Kisplasztikai kiállítás a 10.-től a 19.századig az Iparművészeti Múzeum és a Szépművészeti Múzeum anyagából, ed. by É. S. Eszláry, É. S. Koroknay, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, 1978, no. 1.
É. S. Koroknay, 'Elefántcsont faragások', in Az Iparművészeti Múzeum gyűjteményei, ed. by P. Miklós (Budapest, 1979), p. 93, fig. 6.
Entry in the Museum's online collection catalogue: http://gyujtemeny.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/tukorfoglalat-a-szerelmeseknek-nyilvesszot-atnyujto-amor-abrazolasaval/6239 [accessed June 2013].


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