The Tristram Casket by Unknown Artist

Casket with panels of ivory or bone carved with scenes from the romance of Tristram and Iseult.

Details

Medium:
Wood with ivory & bone panels
Dimensions:
10 x 15 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £2,050)
Acquired in:
1947
Vendor:
Dr Forrer's heirs

Copper plaque on the bottom and copper mount. Rhenish or North German origin.

Provenance

Bought from dealer's shop by the wife of the head of the Musee Archeologie, Strasbourg - Dr Robert Forrer.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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