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Mirror Case with Lovers
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Mirror Case with Lovers


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Description Two couples are separated by a tree from which the God of Love throws arrows down on them. At the right the young gentleman kneels and is crowned by his lady; at the left the young lady holds a chaplet and is caressed by her gentleman. The left portion, including the male figure, is a restoration dating before 1924. The case has a simple beveled edge on which perch the monster corner terminals. Some question has been raised about the nationality of the mirror: whether it might be German or English because of the large heads and faces and the rather simple drapery, which are uncharacteristic of French work.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/28/1982Loan Considerationexamined for loan
4/04/1994Loan Considerationexamined for loan
2/06/1995Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Memory and the Middle Ages. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill. 1995.
Provenance Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Creators
Period
1340-1350 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.193
Measurements
Diam: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Germany (Place of Origin)
  • United Kingdom, England (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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