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11th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This Byzantine bone panel was made in the 11th century, in Italy, maybe Venice or in the Byzantine Empire. The plaque originally formed part of a casket decorated with mythical and real creatures, belonging to the group termed 'Tierkaesten' by Goldschmidt and Weitzmann.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved bone formerly gilt
Brief Description
Panel, carved bone, from a casket depicting a griffin, Byzantine or Italy, 11th century
Physical Description
Carved bone panel from a casket depicting a griffin. A seated two-pawed bird-like creature with a slender animal's head and erect feathered tail and wings. There are remains of gilding on the tail and wings. The palin border and ground are pierced with several holes, one of which contains an ivory pin.
Dimensions
  • At left height: 6.2cm
  • At right height: 6.2cm
  • At bottom width: 4.8cm
  • At top width: 4.7cm
Style
Object history
From the McAndrew Collection, formerly in the Sneyd Collection
Historical context
The plaque originally formed part of a casket decorated with mythical and real creatures, belonging to the group termed 'Tierkaesten' by Goldschmidt and Weitzmann.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This Byzantine bone panel was made in the 11th century, in Italy, maybe Venice or in the Byzantine Empire. The plaque originally formed part of a casket decorated with mythical and real creatures, belonging to the group termed 'Tierkaesten' by Goldschmidt and Weitzmann.
Associated Object
TN.407-2011 (Duplicate)
Bibliographic References
  • Cf. Fillitz, Hermann. Zwei Elfenbeinplatten aus Süditalien. Monographien der Abegg-Stiftung Bern; 2. Bern : Abegg-Stiftung, 1967.
  • Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1927-1929. Part I. p. 38.
  • Goldschmidt, Adolph and Weitzmann, Kurt. Die Byzantinischen Elfenbeinskulpturen . I. no. 108. pl. LXIV.
  • Cf. Martini, L., Rizzardi, C. Avori bizantini e medievali nel Museo Nazionale di Ravenna. Ravenna: Longon, 1990. cat. no. 10. esp. p. 78.
  • Ross, Marvin, C. Fragments of a Byzantine ivory box. Art Bullentin. 23, 1941. 1. pp. 71-72.
  • Williamson, Paul. Medieval Ivory Carvings. Early Christian to Romanesque. London, V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2010, pp. 100, 1, cat.no. 20
Collection
Accession Number
A.74-1925

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record createdNovember 1, 2004
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