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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 8510 (almost completely destroyed)

Ivory ivory or walrus ivory

Height: 90mm

Knight in armour on horseback holding a sword.

Dokumentation 2006: France, 1st half of 13th century.


Object Condition
Almost completely destroyed during WWII; one large fragment has survived.

Figdor collection, Vienna; acquired by the Museum in 1935; undocumented after 7 April 1945; one large fragment brought to Wiesbaden in 1946; returned to Berlin-Dahlem in 1958.

R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 469, note.
A . Goldschmidt, Die Elfenbeinskulpturen aus der romanischen Zeit (Berlin, 1926), IV, no. 265.
M. Longhurst, English Ivories (London, 1926), pl. 42, pp. 39, 100-101.
D. A. Porter, Ivory Carvings in Later Medieval England 1200-1400 (unpublished PhD thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1974), no. 17.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 244.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, p. 549, in relation to no. 156.


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