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Writing tablet, 1 register, 1 arch across (tablette à écrire; plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)

Writing tablet, 1 register, 1 arch across (tablette à écrire; plaquette; colonnettes) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love.

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Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria

Inv. 869/356


Height: 75mm
Width: 35mm

Meeting of lovers (courting couple); youth holding a pair of gloves; lady chucking her lover under the chin.
Rosettes in the spandrels and under the arch.

Koechlin Number: 1186

Gnoli 1919 and Koechlin 1924: France, 1st half of the 14th century.
Santi 1969: France, early 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2011: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.


Recessed to receive the wax, with a raised border.

Object Condition
Cracked in its upper part.

Acquired before 1886 (mentioned in the 1886-1890 inventory) by the Musei Civici, Perugia; passed into the collection of the Galleria Nazionale before 1919.

U. Gnoli, 'Avori francesi nella Galleria Nazionale di Perugia', in Bolletino d'arte 13 (1919), pp. 111-112, fig. 7.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 436; II, no. 1186.
F. Santi, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Dipinti, sculture e oggetti d'arte di età romanica e gotica (Rome, 1969), no. 125, fig. 124.


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