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Casket (coffret) (Body, front)

Casket (coffret) (Body, front)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin. Lives of saints.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.197

Ivory;silver and enamel (fittings)

Height: 48mm
Width: 109-110mm
Depth: 68-77mm

Annunciation; dove of the Holy Spirit; Visitation; Nativity (with angel of the Annunciation to the Shepherds); Adoration of the Magi. Under four arches.
Body, front
Saint Margaret brought before the governor to be judged.
End, right
Saint Margaret whipped before the governor.
Body, back
Saint Margaret with witnesses; saint Margaret thrown in prison; saint Margaret emerging from the dragon unharmed; beheading of saint Margaret.
End, left
Olibrius, prefect of Antioch, meeting saint Margaret spinning beside her flock of sheep.

Randall 1985 and Museum's opinion 2010: France (Paris), 1360-1380.


Carved on all sides.

Object Condition
Mounts: two bands on the lid and two on the sides are original, the others are replacements.

The mounts are silver incised with arches containing dragons and birds. Central silver ring on the lid has traces of enamel in red, blue and green.

Bought by Henry Walters before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 338.


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