Artist French
Title
  • Casket Lid
Date ca. between 1340 and 1350
Medium ivory
Dimensions Overall: 5 × 9 1/2 × 1/4 inches (12.7 × 24.1 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, Henry Ford II Fund, Joseph M. de Grimme Memorial Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund, Benson Ford Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton Fund for Medieval Art, Paul Zuckerman Fund, David L. Klein, Jr. Memorial Foundation, with funds from Gilbert B. and Lila Silverman, and Margaret H. Demant in honor of Peter Barnet
Accession Number 1997.6
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval C263, Level 2 (see map)
Francis Douce [1757-1834] (London, England);
by bequest to Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick [1783-1848] (Goodrich Court, Herefordshire, England);
by descent to Lt. Col. Augustus Meyrick.
by 1892, D. J. J. Escanciano (Spain).
until December 15-16, 1919, sold by (Michel Manzi, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, France) lot 47;
Collection Dagues (Paris, France);
(Alain Moatti, Paris, France);
(Brimo de Laroussilhe, Paris, France);
1997-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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