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Fragment of a comb (peigne) (Side 1)

Fragment of a comb (peigne) (Side 1)
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Side 2

Side 1

Religious. Secular. Mythology.

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts


Ivory or bone

Height: 70mm
Width: 45mm

Side 1: Bathsheba bathing in a fountain decorated with diapered patterns; maid handing a container to Bathsheba.
Side 2: knight in armour; man and naked woman aiming arrows at a man seated on the ground, holding a bow (Judgement of Paris or Legend of the King of Mercia?).
Crosshatched background.

Museum's opinion 2011: Germany, c. 1520.


Carved on both sides.

Object Condition
Missing: head of seated figure on side 2; teeth on both sides.
Brown patina. Worn.

Collection of Victor Martin Le Roy, Neuilly-sur-Seine (c. 1924). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka to the Museum of Fine Arts in memory of Mrs. Joan Drayton, in 1966.


Photograph © 15 July 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka in memory of Mrs. Joan Drayton.

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