Artist French
  • Writing Tablet
Date 14th Century
Medium Ivory, with traces of polychromy
Dimensions 4 x 2 1/2 in.
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 42.137
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Goldschmidt Galleries, Inc. (dealer), New York (until January 1929);
Robert H. Tannahill, Detroit, MI
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P. Barnet, ed., Images in Ivory: Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, exh. cat., (Detroit 1997), cat. no. 92, pp. 304-305

V. A. Kolve, "Looking at the Sun in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde," in D. Minkova and T. Tinkle, ed., Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H.A. Kelly (2003), pp. 37-38.

V.A. Kolve, Telling Images: Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative II (Stanford 2009), pp. 5-6, p. 6, fig. I.1 (ill)