Leaf of a Writing Tablet, between 1350 and 1400

  • French


  • Framed: Overall: 4 1/8 × 2 1/4 × 1/8 inches (10.5 × 5.7 × 0.3 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill


On View

  • European: Medieval C263


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Religious art
  • Ivory
  • Figures (representations)
  • Carving
  • Relief
  • Leaf (object component)
  • Ivory sculpture
  • France
  • Christ
  • Crucifixion
  • Entombment


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)

Published References

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.

Rights Status

French, Leaf of a Writing Tablet, between 1350 and 1400, ivory. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 43.458.