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Comb, painted brown. Thinner teeth on one edge. Impressed gesso reliefs (pastiglia). In corners, monsters with human heads. Obverse: Ysolt and Tristram, clad in houppelandes see in pool reflection of Mark hiding in tree. Lettered scrolls: Tristram gardes de dire vilane por la pisson de la...

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Provenance

Collection of Count Graf Wilczek, Burg Kreuzenstein. By 1957, L. Blumka, New York; 1957, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $400. (Accession Date: January 10, 1957)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

French ?, Gothic, early 15th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

19.7 x 19.5 cm (7 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.7

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings