Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: Flemish (?), 15th century.
Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of gilding (hair, haloes, along the hems) and polychromy (green for trees and ground).
The inside is chequered and the lid is sliding.
Collection of Alexandre Du Sommerard: acquired for the museum in 1843.
E. Du Sommerard, Catalogue et description des antiquités et objets d'art exposés au musée de Cluny (Paris, 1883), no. 1090.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 341, 342; II, no. 953; III, pl. CLXVII.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 173 and 175.
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