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Rosary bead, 2 faces (chapelet) (Side)

Rosary bead, 2 faces (chapelet) (Side)
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Paris, Musée du Louvre

OA 150


Height: 35mm
Width: 37mm
Depth: 27mm

Side 1: Head of man (traditionally identified as Louis XII).
Side 2: Head of woman (traditionally identified as Anne of Brittany); plaited hair.

Koechlin Number: 1234

Koechlin 1924: 1st third of the 16th century; Flanders or Northern France.
Châlons-en-Champagne 2007-2008: French (?), 19th century, in a 16th-century style.


Carved in the round.

Sauzay 1861 proposed to identify the two faces as those of Louis XII and Anne of Brittany.

Collection of Charles Sauvageot (acquired in 1850); gift of Charles Sauvageot to the Museum in 1856.

A. Sauzay, Musée impérial du Louvre. Catalogue du musée Sauvageot (Paris, 1861), no. 289, p. 68.
A. Sauzay, Musée de la Renaissance [Musée du Louvre]. Notice des ivoires (Paris, 1863), no. A. 116, p. 40.
E. Molinier, Musée National du Louvre. Catalogue des ivoires (Paris, 1896), no. 148, p. 292.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 449; II, no. 1234.
M. Longhurst, Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2 vols (London, 1927 and 1929), II (1929), p. 70.
Histoires d'ivoire. Collections du Musée du Louvre et des musées de Châlons-en-Champagne, exhibition catalogue, Châlons-en-Champagne, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, 2007-2008, no. 78.
P. Malgouyres, Ivoires de la Renaissance et des Temps Modernes. La Collection du Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2010), no. 275.


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