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Panel (possibly fragment of a casket), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; coffret) (Front)

Panel (possibly fragment of a casket), 1 register, 1 arch across (plaquette; coffret) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love.

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Riom, Musée Mandet

C.R. 79-4-4


Height: 90mm
Width: 35mm
Depth: 5-8mm

Courting couple (meeting of lovers); couple embracing.
Incised trefoils in the spandrels.

Museum's opinion 2012: France, 14th century.


Object Condition
Worn. Three holes along the left side and along the right side. while the ones on the left look later, the one in the middle of the right side is outlined by the ivory border and thus original. Its function is unclear. Similarly, the reason for the unusual outline of the right edge remains to be explained.

This panel possibly formed the left side of the lid of a casket, which would explain the holes for the missing fittings.

Collection of Édouard Richard (b. 1909, d. 1986) and his wife Marie-Joseph Richard (b. 1915, d. 1997); their gift to the Museum in 1983.


© Musée Mandet, Riom.

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