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Cover for Box for Writing Wax with Hawking Scene
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Cover for Box for Writing Wax with Hawking Scene


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Description Scenes of lovers and walled towns decorate both sides of this ivory box, which once contained wax for letter writing. The sliding cover depicts three ladies in the town, looking over its walls at two embracing couples seen to the left. The bottom of the box shows the same town at greater distance, a tent with two more lovers, a hawking expedition, and a hermit reading outside his rustic cell.
Provenance Sale, Cologne, December 14, 1893, no. 92; Marcus Antocolsky, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 10, 1901, no. 73; Georgi Robinson Harding, London, 1901, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 15, 1901, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1901

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Period
1340-1360 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.283B
Measurements
3 11/16 x 2 1/8 in. (9.3 x 5.4 cm)
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