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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: France, Paris, 14th century
Title: Mirror Case: Tristan and Isolde Playing Chess
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1320
Creation End Date: 1355
Creation Date: c. 1325-1350
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ivory
Materials and Techniques: ivory
Dimensions: Diameter: 10.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1940.1200
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Eumorfopoulos Collection; (Richard N. Zinser, New York).
Style or Period: France, Paris, 14th century
Context: A slot on the reverse was for the insertion of a mirror, an article of personal luxury. Tristan and Isolde are the principal figures of a medieval love-romance. Here, the lovers are shown playing chess aboard a ship bound for Cornwall. If a pillar behind the lovers is the mainmast of a ship, Tristan's grasping is self-explanatory.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1940.1200
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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