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French, circa 1350

Writing tablet with the Crucifixion | Tablette à écrire avec la Crucifixion

Restricted Species

Estimate:

3,000 - 4,000 EUR

French, circa 1350

French, circa 1350

Writing tablet with the Crucifixion | Tablette à écrire avec la Crucifixion

Writing tablet with the Crucifixion | Tablette à écrire avec la Crucifixion

Estimate:

3,000 - 4,000 EUR

French, circa 1350

Writing tablet with the Crucifixion


ivory

7,7 x 3,5 cm ; 3 by 1⅓in.

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France, vers 1350

Tablette à écrire avec la Crucifixion


ivoire

7,7 x 3,5 cm ; 3 by 1⅓in.

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Related Literature

P. Williamson, G. Davies, Medieval ivory carvings, 1200-1550, Part I, cat. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2014, p. 350-350, cat. 120.

R. Koechlin, Les ivoires gothiques français, Paris, 1924, t. II, p. 175, no. 424.

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Références bibliographiques

P. Williamson, G. Davies, Medieval ivory carvings, 1200-1550, Part I, cat. Victoria & Albert Museum, Londres, 2014, p. 350-350, cat. 120.

R. Koechlin, Les ivoires gothiques français, Paris, 1924, t. II, p. 175, n° 424.

This writing tablet is divided into two registers with the Crucifixion beneath a trefoil arch. The circular recess for wax below was regarded as unique when first published by Koechlin in 1924. Indeed, most writing tablets have a scene in relief on one side with a rectangular recess on the reverse. 


A similar writing tablet was once part of the Dormeuil collection (Sotheby's Paris, 19 November 2007, lot 2).

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Ce feuillet de tablette à écrire est divisé en deux registres : en partie supérieure, le Christ en croix sous un arc trilobé accompagné de la Vierge et saint Jean, tandis que dans la partie inférieure se trouve une cavité circulaire destinée à recevoir la cire. En raison de la disposition de la cavité cette tablette a été considérée comme unique par Koechlin en 1924. En effet, les feuillets de tablette à écrire sont normalement ornés sur la face de scènes en relief avec au dos une cuvette rectangulaire pour la cire.


Une tablette à écrire similaire à celle que nous proposons, avec la scène au-dessus de la cavité, faisait jadis partie de la collection Dormeuil (Sotheby's Paris, 19 novembre 2007, lot 2).