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Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Back)

Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (frise d'arcatures; plaquette; tablette à écrire) (Back)
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Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts

D 716


Height: 83mm
Width: 51mm

Game of hot cockles (jeu de haute coquille); couples; dagger.
Pointed trefoils in the spandrels.

Koechlin Number: 1197

Koechlin 1924: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Martini and Rizzardi 1990: France (Paris), mid or 3rd quarter of the 14th century.
Randall 1997: French (Paris), c. 1340-1360.
Gaborit-Chopin 2003: Paris, c. 1350-1360.
Museum's opinion 2010: Paris, last 3rd of the 14th century.


Recessed to receive the wax, with a raised border.
Three triangular paler sections along the left side seem to indicate that this panel was attached to either a cover or another panel with three pieces of tape.

Collection of Mrs. Paul Grand: bought from her by the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon in 1898.

P. Dissard and J.-B. Giraud, Catalogue sommaire des musées de la ville de Lyon (Lyon, 1900), no. 79, p. 269.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 438; II, no. 1197.
Avori bizantini e medievali nel museo nazionale di Ravenna, ed. by L. Martini and C. Rizzardi (Ravenna, 1990), p. 121, fig. 47.
C. Briend, Les Objets d'Art: guide des collections. Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon (Paris, 1993), p. 23.
R. H. Randall Jr., 'Games on a Medieval Ivory', in Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, 56 (1997), pp. 3-9 (p. 7).
D. Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle (Paris, 2003), p. 424, fig. 177b.


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