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Jousting Knights

REF RF004829 EAN 3336727445532

 Jousting Knights

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Jousting Knights

This casket lid is illustrated with scenes of chivalry, episodes from the romances of the Round Table. It is divided into three parts: in the centre, two knights are jousting in a tournament, saluted by heralds blowing their trumpets while ladies watch from the gallery above.

On one side we see an assault on the castle of Love, with knights launching roses with a catapult or climbing a ladder to reach the ladies. On the other side a lady is being carried off by a knight, perhaps Lancelot and Queen Guinevere.

These carved scenes referred to famous romances mingling love, bravery and youth. They were favourite subjects for small carved ivory items such as mirror cases.

  • Equipped with hanging hook

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

Size
H. 15,5 cm (6,10"); L. 21,5 cm (8,46"); P. 1 cm (0,39") / 400 g
Base
Sold with a plexiglass display
Origin
Casket lid
Material of the original
Ivory
Epoch
France 14th century
Museum
Boulogne-sur-Mer - Château-Musée
Themes
Chivalry
Material
Resin
Art movements
Medieval art, 14th Century
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