Ivory panels with romance scenes

Ivory panels with romance scenes

Anon.

early 14th century

France (probably Paris)

ivory

These panels once formed part of an ivory casket—a popular luxury object in the late Middle Ages, whose major centre of production was Paris. The scenes here depict episodes from one or more romances: a game of backgammon; an elopement or kidnapping; a lady presenting a garland to her kneeling lover; a chivalric ‘battle of the sexes’; and an embrace.

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