The Ascension by Unknown Artist

Plaque closely related to the 'Liuthard' group of ivories (which decorated the covers of manuscripts) made for the grandson of Charlemagne, Charles the Bald.

Details

Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
6 x 4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £84,375)
Acquired in:
1978

Group depends, both in style and iconography, on the Utrecht Psalter from the early 9th century, under Charles's father, Louis the Pious.

Venue details

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

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