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Mirror Case with Lovers
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Mirror Case with Lovers

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Description A young gentleman wearing a sword and a lady with a pet squirrel meet in the woods, indicated by trees in the background. The scene is set within a frame of nine lobes, whose spandrels are filled with bearded masks. Two of the four crouching-monster corner terminals have been damaged by burial. There are losses on the back as well, and a new hole is drilled at the top. The lobed frame is usually considered a sign of a date after the mid-century, but the figure style suggests that this may be an early use of the mask frame.
Provenance [Said to have been disinterred by an artillery shell in northern France between 1914 and 1918]; 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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mid 14th century (Medieval)
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 3 3/4 x W: 3 3/4 x D: 3/16 in. (9.5 x 9.5 x 0.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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