Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century.
Mallé 1969: Northern Italy, 2nd half of the 15th century.
Turin 1996: Northern Italy or Eastern France, 2nd half of the 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: Germany (Nuremberg), 2nd half of the 15th century (1480-1500).
Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive use of polychromy and gilding.
Missing: strip above the lock on the front; checkered pattern very damaged.
Known between ca. 1950 and 1987 as Inv. 131.
Acquired from Mr. Fea in 1909.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 342; II, no. 963.
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), pp. 313-314, pl. 159-160.
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, p. 81, no. 139.
Corti e città. Arte del Quattrocento delle Alpi occidentali, ed. by E. Pagella, E. Rossetti Brezzi, E. Castelnuovo, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Palazzo Madama, 2006, no. 52, p. 97.
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