Inv. 139 C
Koechlin 1924 and Vitali 1976: France, 1st half of 14th century.
Chiesi 2011: German (Cologne?), 1300-1330.
Carved on both sides.
Three teeth broken.
The left part of the comb has broken away and been glued back into place.
Figures wear chaplets pierced with small holes, where gems must have been originally inserted.
Carrand collection: bequeathed by Louis Carrand (d. 1888) to the Museo del Bargello in 1888.
G. Sangiorgi, Collection Carrand au Bargello (Rome, 1895), p. 13, no. 22.
I. B. Supino, Catalogo del R. Museo Nazionale di Firenze (Rome, 1898), p. 242, no. 139.
E. Gerspach, 'La Collection Carrand au musée national de Florence', in Les Arts, 32 (August 1904), p. 29.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 426-427; II, no. 1148; III, pl. CXCI.
Firenze ai tempi di Dante, exhibition catalogue, Florence, Certosa di Galluzo, 1966, p. 124, no. 147, pl. 54 (mistakenly reproducing Inv. 140 C instead of Inv. 139 C; pl. 55 reproduces Inv. 139 C).
L. Vitali, Avori gotici francesi (Milan, 1976), p. 27, no. 13.
B. Chiesi, Catalogo degli avori gotici del Museo Nazionale del Bargello (unpublished PhD thesis - Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2011), pp. 259-271.
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