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Turin, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica

Inv. 140/AV


Height: 155mm
Width: 105mm

Lion, symbol of saint Mark the Evangelist; scroll with inscription 'S. MAR'.

Mallé 1969: Venice, 13th or 14th century.
Randall 1993: North Italian, late 13th-early 14th century.
Turin 1996: Northern Italy (Venice), mid. 13th century.
Fabrizio Crivello (Turin University, unpublished, 2010): Rhenish (?), 2nd half of 12th century.


Known until 1987 as Inv. 100. Part of the same group as Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1989.969 (ox of saint Luke; see R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 208). Added inscription in red: '2661' (original museum number used until 1950).

Collection of Giuseppe Baslini, art dealer, Milan: sold, Baslini sale, Genolini Sambon, Milan, November 1888, lot 75 (pl. VIII). Acquired by the Museum in 1889 from Mr Fanetti, Turin.

Museo Civico di Torino. Sezione Arte Antica. Cento tavole riproducenti circa 700 oggetti (Turin, 1905), pl. c.x., 94.
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), p. 286, pl. 137.
Il tesoro della città. Opere d'arte e oggetti preziosi da Palazzo Madama, ed. by S. Pettenati, G. Romano, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica, 1996, no. 137.


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