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Octagonal wood casket with scenes of courtship and The Life of Paris
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Octagonal wood casket with scenes of courtship and The Life of Paris

Late 14th century - early 15th century, 19th century

Carvers
Italian 19th century

Workshop of Embriachi family    more

Carved wood (including ebony), bone and ivory

height : 24.5 cm (with finial, 18 cm without) ; width 19.9 cm

Notes
The reliefs come from various Embriachi workshops of the late 14th and early 15th century; finial from Paris, early 14th century gravoir (hair parter); the casket probably Italy, 19th century.

Acquisition
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
O.1966.GP.27

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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