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Comb (peigne double) (Side 1)

Comb (peigne double) (Side 1)
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Side 1

Side 2

Side 2

Secular. Games.

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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.266


Height: 112mm
Width: 150mm

Side 1: man and woman preparing to play 'kick foot' in a tilt yard; spectators watching from behind the railings.
Side 2: nude boy with a bow and nude boy with a hand cannon, shooting at a duck; putti; youth pulling the stocking of a seated woman.
Crosshatched background. Floral terminals.

Randall 1985 and Museum's opinion 2010: French, c. 1490-1500.


Carved on both sides.

Object Condition
Small and large teeth have all been replaced by sections set into the frame.

Collection of Countess Petronio: sold, Paris, 24 June 1921, lot 58. Bought by Henry Walters from H. Wareham Harding in New York in November 1921; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

R. H. Randall, Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery (New York, 1985), no. 365.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 599-60, in relation to no.182.


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