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End panel (fragment of a casket; coffret) (Front)

End panel (fragment of a casket; coffret) (Front)
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Secular. Hunting scene. Courtly love.

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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 650 (almost completely destroyed)


Height: 51mm
Width: 75mm

Hawking party; courting couple (meeting of lovers); lady and youth hawking on horseback; youth with a hawk on his wrist; lady with a whip; trees.

Koechlin Number: 1276

Westwood 1876 and Vöge 1900: French, 14th century.
Volbach 1923: France, early 14th century.
Dokumentation 2006: France, early 14th century.


Object Condition
Prior to WWII
Chipped edges; holes for fittings.
Almost completely destroyed during WWII; four fragments have survived.

Acquired for the Kunstkammer in Bologna in 1844; whereabouts unknown after 7 April 1945; Merkers, Kaligrube Kaiseroda, box no. 19 DM (possibly mistake) tbc; four fragments brought to Wiesbaden in 1946; returned to Berlin-Dahlem in 1958.

J. O. Westwood, Fictile Ivories in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1876), no. 453 (`73.169), Appendix, p. 439.
W. Vöge, Die Königlichen Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. Zweite Auflage. Elfenbeinwerke (Berlin, 1900), no. 92, pl. XXXII.
W. F. Volbach, Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums, Die Elfenbeinbildwerke (Berlin, 1923), p. 48, pl. 56.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 479; II, no. 1276.
Dokumentation der Verluste. Skulpturensammlung, VII: Skulpturen, Möbel (Berlin, 2006), p. 242.


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