Koechlin 1924: French, late 15th century.
Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy.
Carved on all sides.
Koechlin seems to have made a mistake when he described this box: his no. 1326 corresponds to a box with very similar iconography, yet not identical to the Madrid casket; he also points out that its lid is missing. The description he gives is the following: Body, front: Courting couple (meeting of lovers); offering of the heart; offering of flowers. End, right: Hunter with a spear; dog. Body, back: Two hybrid creatures. End, left: Dog pursuing a boar.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 527; II, no. 1326? (Koechlin seems to have made a mistake, as the description does not match, yet this is the only box of this kind in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional).
M.-M. Estella Marcos, La Escultura de marfil en España románica y gótica (Madrid, 1984), pp. 251-252, fig. 65.
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