Bone casket, with scenes principally from The Passion of Christ
and events following the Crucifixion; the base decorated in
intarsia of wood and bone, part green-stained
Netherlands 15th century (1400 - 1499)
Carved ivory or bone (traces of pigment) part green stained, wood and metal (hinges, locks and pins)
Length: 26 cm; Height: 16.5 cm; Width: 26 cm; Depth: 16 cm;
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
About this work
This casket depicts the narrative and instruments of Christ’s Passion. One side has the twelve apostles either side of a wafer-shaped image of Christ crucified above a large chalice. This suggests the casket may have been used to carry the Host during
the Mass. An image of St Francis on one end of the casket means it could have been made for a Franciscan context.
(Permanent collection label)
This work is on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information
is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.
Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London