Mirror Case with amorous scenes

North Italian

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This round ivory panel is one of two that formed a protective case for a domed mirror of silvered glass. The exterior side of the case depicts two pairs of courting couples within a frame of cusped arches. While harkening to earlier fourteenth-century ivory mirror cases made in the north of France, this example is likely from the later part of the century and was made in northern Italy, where local carvers adapted French models in their own successful ivory and bone carving studios.

Mirror Case with amorous scenes, Elephant ivory, North Italian

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