This ivory is generally attributed to a Winchester workshop on the basis of the similarity of its figure style to that found in a group of late 10th or early 11th century illuminated manuscripts produced at Winchester.
The Baptism of Christ by Unknown Artist, late 10thearly 11th century
© British Museum
- Walrus ivory
- 9 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mme Claude Carnot
No other ivory carving was believed to reflect the fully-developed Winchester style to such a high degree or in so sculptural a manner.
Stanislas Baron; Martin-le -Roy; J.J.Marquet de Vasselot; Mme Claude Carnot.