Panel from a Casket with Scenes from Courtly Romances

Panel from a Casket with Scenes from Courtly Romances

c. 1330-1350 or later

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Overall: 13 x 26.2 x 1 cm (5 1/8 x 10 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1978.39.a


These ivory panels, along with others, once adorned a large casket. Their crowded carvings explore romantic and chivalric themes, suggesting that the box may have been a courtship gift. In the center panel, knights joust. To their right, knights besiege a castle in hopes of capturing its ladies. At the left is the siege’s aftermath, a knight riding away with a lady astride his horse.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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