Artist French
  • Leaf of a Writing Tablet
Date between 1350 and 1400
Medium ivory
Dimensions Overall: 4 1/8 × 2 1/4 × 1/8 inches (10.5 × 5.7 × 0.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 43.458
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval C263, Level 2 (see map)
Collection of Achillito Chiesa (Milan, Italy and New York, New York, USA);
April 16-17, 1926, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) Chiesa sale, part III, lot 323;
(Joseph Brummer, New York, New York, USA);
November 24, 1926, purchased by Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Collection of Achillito Chiesa Collection, Part III. XV-XVI Century Majolicas, Gothic Ivories; Early French and Italian Enamels, Renaissance Velvets, Brocades and Laces; Italian XV-XVI Century Furniture. Exh. cat., American Art Galleries. New York, 1926, no. 324 (ill.).

Randall, Jr., R.H. The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections. New York, 1993, no. 153, pp. 108-109.