Description This casket consists of six ivory panels, five of which are carved in openwork with scenes of the life of Christ. Previously described as 15th-century English work, the object has been identified as an early 19th-century creation by the 'Master of the Bearded Men Forgeries", based on the rough carving as well as iconographical and stylistic inconsistencies.
- The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
Provenance Purchased by Hollingworth Magniac, Colworth, Bedfordshire, before 1862; inherited by Charles Magniac, Colworth, 1867; Sale, Christies, London, July 2 1892, no. 259; purchased by E. de Valero, Paris; Sale, Paris, December 18 1893, no. 52; purchased by Marcus Antocolsky, Paris; Sale, Paris, June 10 1901, no. 68; purchased by Jacques Seligmann, Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Purchased by Henry Walters, 1910
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