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Writing tablets

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory tablets in enamelled gold covers set with emeralds and rubies

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Carew from the Farquhar Matheson Collection

  • Museum number:

    M.283-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 58, shelf B, box 5

Physical description

Set of ivory writing tablets in enamelled gold covers set with emeralds and rubies, depicting two biblical scenes on the outside; Joseph thrust into a well by his brethren, and the journey into Egypt; on the inside two landscape scenes

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory tablets in enamelled gold covers set with emeralds and rubies

Dimensions

Height: 1.2 cm, Width: 5.9 cm, Depth: 2.7 cm

Object history note

ex Farquhar Matheson Collection

Descriptive line

Set of ivory writing tablets in enamelled gold covers set with emeralds and rubies, depicting two biblical scenes on the outside; on the inside two landscape scenes, Netherlands, about 1650

Materials

Ivory; Enamel; Emerald; Ruby

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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