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Panels applied onto a box (boite) (Lid)

Panels applied onto a box (boite) (Lid)
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Body, back

Body, front

Secular. Hunting scene.

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Châlons-en-Champagne (also known as Châlons-sur-Marne), Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie

Inv. 861.1.90

Bone;ebony;metal (19th-century lock)

Height: 65mm
Width: 168mm
Depth: 193mm

Register 1: male dancer; musician with drum and whistle; jester holding a bauble.
Register 2: male dancer; female dancer; male dancer.
Body, front
Hunter with a spear; tree.
End, left
Dog pursuing a wolf (?).
Body, back and end, right (not seen)
Dog pursuing a hare. Dog pursuing a boar.
Chequered pattern on the bottom.
Crosshatched background; foliated border.

Koechlin Number: 1321

Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century.
Châlons-en-Champagne 2007-2008: Flanders, mid 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy.

Carved on all sides.

Object Condition
Missing: plaque to the left of the lock.

The carved bone panels have been applied on a later ebony box.
Label inside the box with inscription: 'Exp.on Retrospective de 1900 86 Châlons s/Marne'.

Collection of Charles Picot (b. 1799, d. 1861)(no. 44 in his will): his bequest to the Museum in 1861.

Possibly exhibited at the Exposition rétrospective de l'art français des origines à 1800, Paris, Petit Palais, 1900 (not catalogued).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 527; II, no. 1321 (only the lid is mentioned and described).
G. Clause and J.-P. Ravaux, Histoire de Châlons sur Marne (Roanne, 1983), p. 117.
Sébastien Brant, 500e anniversaire de La nef des folz: 1494-1994 = Das Narren Schyff : zum 500 jährigen Jubiläum des Buches von Sebastian Brant, exhibition catalogue, Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek, 1994), no. 77, pp. 165-166.
Ivoires. De l'Orient ancien aux Temps modernes, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 2004, p. 158, no. 168.
Regards sur l'art médiéval: collections du Musée du Louvre et des Musées de Châlons-en-Champagne, exhibition catalogue, Châlons-en-Champagne, Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie, 1 July 2005-15 January 2006, no. 127, pp. 164-165.
Histoires d'ivoire. Collections du Musée du Louvre et des musées de Châlons-en-Champagne, exhibition catalogue, Châlons-en-Champagne, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, 2007-2008, no. 8, pp. 140-141 (part 2).
Charles Picot collectionneur (1799-1861): De la chambre des merveilles au musée, exhibition catalogue, Châlons-en-Champagne, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, 17 May 2008-11 January 2009, no. 70, p. 95.


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