Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Casket with Romance Scenes

ca. 1320–40
Made in Paris, France
Ivory, modern wood core
3 1/8 in. × 8 1/2 in. × 4 in. (7.9 × 21.6 × 10.2 cm) Lid: 8 1/2 in. × 4 in. × 1/2 in. (21.6 × 10.2 × 1.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.177a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This casket is one of six that depict the story La Châtelaine de Vergi, a story of love and death that is said to be based on a scandal at the Burgundian court. The story concerns the secret affair of a knight and lady (la Châtelaine) that is ended by the jealous Duchess of Burgundy.
Sir Francis Douce (British, London 1757–1834 London); Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783–1848); M. Charles Mannheim, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1913)
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