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Chess Piece in the Form of a King

Date:
1350–1400
Geography:
Made in Cologne, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Walrus ivory
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (6.4 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
[ Stefano Bardini, Florence (sold 1899)]; his sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London (June 5–7, 1899, lot 347); Ernst and Marthe Kofler-Truniger, Lucerne and descendants (1950s–2000); [ Blumka Gallery, New York (sold 2000)]
Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 2, Plates. London: Christie's, June 5, 1899. no. 347, pl. 19.

Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 1, Text. London: Christie's, June 5, 1899. no. 144, p. 23, (Bardini no. 347).

Catalogue des Objets d'Art Antiques, du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance Provenant de la Collection Bardini de Florence. London: Christie's, London, June 5–7, 1899. no. 347, p. 58.

Sammlung E. und M. Kofler-Truniger, Luzern: Ausstellung. Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1964. no. 700, p. 74.

Schnitzler, Hermann, Peter Bloch, and W. F. Volbach. Sammlung E. und M. Kofler-Truniger, Luzern: Skulpturen – Elfenbein, Perlmutter, Stein, Holz; europäisches Mittelalter. Vol. 1. Lucerne: Verlag Räber & Cie, 1964. no. 37, p. 18.

Bloch, Peter, Hermann Schnitzler, Charles Ratton, and W. F. Volbach. "Mittelalterliche Kunst der Sammlung Kofler-Truniger, Luzern." Aachener Kunstblätter 31 (1965). pp. 17–18.

Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung, ed. Collecting Treasures of the Past. Vol. 1. New York and Munich: Blumka Gallery, 2000. no. 15, unpaginated.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1999-2000." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 58, no. 2 (Fall 2000). p. 19.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Jiri Fajt, ed. Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. no. 61, p. 197.

Fajt, Jiri, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. Karel IV., Císař Boží Milosti: Kultura a Umění za Vlády Posledních Lucemburků 1347–1437 (Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God: Culture and Art in the Reign of the Last of the Luxembourgs 1347–1437). Prague: Prague Castle Administration, 2006. no. 7.17, p. 61.

Fajt, Jiri, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. Karl IV., Kaiser von Gottes Gnaden: Kunst und Repräsentation des Hauses Luxemburg 1310-1437. Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2006. no. 131, pp. 394, 396.

Täube, Dagmar, and Miriam Verena Fleck, ed. Glanz und Größe des Mittelalters: Kölner Meisterwerke aus den großen Sammlungen der Welt. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2011. no. 30, p. 275.

Williamson, Paul, and Glyn Davies. Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200–1550. Vol. 2. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014. p. 723.



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