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Mirror Case with the Gift of the Rose
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Mirror Case with the Gift of the Rose


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Description A couple stands within a hexafoil against a crosshatched ground; a stylized castle is at the right and a tree at the left. The man wears a "houppelande" with wide sleeves; the woman's "houppelande" is pleated and belted. The woman wears a veil on her head and presents her partner with a large rose. The spandrels of the hexafoil are filled with masks, and the mirror is brought to a square with four corner leaves showing incised veins. There are two later holes drilled in the cover. The iconography relates this piece to Walters 71.269.
Exhibitions
  • Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Collection of Caspar and Stephen Bourgeois, Cologne; Bourgeois Frères Sale, Cologne, October 19, 1904, no. 1082. Collection of Georges Hoentschel [1855-1915], Paris. Puchased by Henri Daguerre, Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
1390-1400 (late Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.281
Measurements
H: 4 1/4 x W: 4 in. (10.8 x 10.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Milan (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Lombardy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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