Carved whalebone panel by Unknown Artist

Represents King David dictating his Psalms to four scribes.

Details

Medium:
Whalebone
Dimensions:
29 x 14 cm
Acquired in:
1907
Presented by:
Anonymous through The Art Fund

Carved in relief. Large holes made in the panel when it was later adapted for use as a lid of a box.

Venue details

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

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