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Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love. Hunting scene.

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Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago

Inv. 1949.211


Height: 84mm
Width: 79mm

Hawking party; courting couple; lady and youth hawking on horseback; lady wearing a hat with a pointed brim; youth and lady with a hawk on their wrist; hunter on foot; dogs.
Corner terminals: four crouching hybrids.

Randall 1993 and Museum's opinion 2011: French (Paris), 2nd quarter of the 14th century.


Object Condition
Three corner terminals damaged. Hole drilled in the upper left corner.

M. Brimo, Paris, by 1934; sold to Joseph Brummer, New York, in 1934; bought by the Art Institute in 1949, thanks to the Kate S. Buckingham Endowment.

Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, ed. by Christina Nielsen, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 30, 2 (Chicago, 2004), p. 62, no. 40.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 186.


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