Three Medieval Portraits on Bone

English, 15th c.

Bone. A remarkable group of three profile portraits carved on marrow bones. Probably mounted on a table cabinet for valuables. They are so lifelike they might almost be portraits of the family. One of the most exceptional examples of medieval art that we've been able to offer. From an English collection formed in the 1970s. Good condition, no losses or restoration. Some surface wear.

Ht: 3" - 2-5/8"; width c. 1-3/8".
 
$895
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