Comb

Comb

1400s

Boxwood

Overall: 11.5 x 16.1 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.452

Description

This luxury object is masterfully fashioned from a single piece of wood. The openwork carving is intended to resemble Gothic windows. The inscription reads, mon avis (my judgement) and, on the other side, pour bien (for your comfort).

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Boxwood

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