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Handle of a cane

Handle of a cane

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    Scandinavia (possibly, made)
    Russia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory, jet

  • Museum number:

    1569-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This object formed the handle of a cane. It depicts a lion attaching a horse at one end and a griffins head on the other. The pupils of its eyes are of jet.

Physical description

Handle of a cane, a lion attacking a horse at one end, a gryphon's head at the other, the pupils of its eys are made of jet.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
Scandinavia (possibly, made)
Russia (possibly, made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory, jet

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm, Length: 11 cm

Object history note

Acquired in Strasburg, formerly described as the head of a tau cross and ascribed to the twelfth century and of English work.

Descriptive line

Handle of a cane, lion attacking a horse, griffins head, possibly German, 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1902 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1906. pp.339
Longhurst, Margaret, H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. I London: The Board of Education, 1929. pp.95

Materials

Ivory; Jet

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Gryphon; Horse; Lion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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