Lid, 2 registers
Dogs and hares.
Running dog; hunter with a spear; trees.
Bottom: checkered pattern.
Koechlin 1924: France, end of 15th century.
Egbert 1929: Northern Italy, end of 15th century.
Mallé 1969: Northern Italy, 2nd half of the 15th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: North Italian or French, 2nd half of the 15th century.
Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive gilding and polychromy (Koechlin).
Inscription in red: '856' (original Museum number used until ca. 1950); in pencil '73' (Museum number used between ca. 1950 and 1987). Small label with '856'.
Known between ca. 1950 and 1987 as Inv. 73.
Acquired ca. 1870-1880.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), i, P. 527; II, no. 1323.
D. D. Egbert, 'North Italian Gothic Ivories in the Museo Cristiano of the Vatican Library', in Art Studies 7 (1929), pp. 168-207 [p. 196-197, fig. 49].
L. Mallé, Smalti-Avori. Museo d'Arte Antica (Turin, 1969), p. 315, pl. 157.
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