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Games box (boîte à jeux) (Front)

Games box (boîte à jeux) (Front)
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Secular. Hunting scene.

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Naples, Museo di Capodimonte

Inv. DC 752

Bone;metal (fittings);ebony

Height: 70mm
Width: 145mm
Depth: 175mm

Register 1: male dancers; female dancer.
Register 2: male dancer; musician with drum and whistle; jester holding a bauble.
Body, front
Hunter with a spear; hunter with a bow; trees.
End, right
Hunter with bow and arrow; dogs pursuing a stag; arrow in the stag's chest; man blowing a horn.
Body, back
Not seen
End, left
Gathering of pears (?); man holding a club to beat the tree and make the fruits fall; female figure collecting the fruits in her skirt; lady wearing a hennin, playing the harp; man playing a flute.
Bottom: chequered pattern.
Foliated border; flowers; crosshatched background.

Museum's opinion 2011: France (Alsace?) or Germany (Upper Rhineland), c. 1440-1470.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: gold, green (trees; foliage).

Carved on all sides.

Object Condition
Missing: lock; several panels on the front and on the right side have been replaced with blank pieces of ivory or bone.

Collection of Mario de Ciccio (d. 1957): given to the Museum in 1957.

B. Molajoli, Notizie su Capodimonte: catalogo delle gallerie e del museo (Naples, 1960), p. 83.


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