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Panel - Two standing figures

Two standing figures

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (Venice, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1400-1425 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone relief

  • Museum number:

    A.8-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bone relief medallion was made in Italy, Venice, in about 1400-1425.
The plaque is typical of those on a large group of caskets probably executed in the early part of the fifteenth century. This and othe caskets have been attributed to the Workshop of Baldassare Ubriachi's atelier, but the poor quality of the work, the stylistic differences between many of the pieces and the sheer number of works produced suggest instead an attribution ot a range of workshops, presumably active in Venice in the early fifteenth century.

Physical description

The rectangular plaque depicts a conversation of two female persons in profile.

Place of Origin

Italy (Venice, made)

Date

ca. 1400-1425 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Bone relief

Dimensions

Height: 4.9 cm, Width: 4.1 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of Margaret Longhurst, keeper of Sculpture 1938-1942, who left this object (along with A.6, 7 & 9-1984) to the donor's aunt. The donor was K D H Cattanach Esq., Swindon, Wilts, who gave the relief to the museum in 1984.

Descriptive line

Plaque, bone, two standing figures, Italian (Venice), ca. 1400-1425

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

part II, pp. 842-843
Williamson, Paul and Davies, Glyn, Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200-1550, (in 2 parts), V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014
Williamson, Paul and Davies, Glyn, Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200-1550, (in 2 parts), V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, part II, pp. 842-843, cat. 277

Materials

Bone

Subjects depicted

Female figure

Categories

Medallions; Reliefs; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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