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Mirror Case with Lovers
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Mirror Case with Lovers


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Description This unusually small mirror case, perhaps for a child, depicts the meeting of two lovers. It is framed in a hexafoil, and the simple outer molding has four crouching monsters as corner terminals. A large hole is drilled in the center; holes in each of the corner terminals indicate a later use as a button or ornament. The mirror case was buried at one time, and there are losses from flaking, including the right arm of the youth.
Provenance Henri Daguerre, Paris, until 1924 [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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Period
1st quarter 14th century (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.95
Measurements
H: 2 5/16 x W: 2 1/4 in. (5.8 x 5.7 cm)
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