Lot 1308* ♣ - A198 Ivory collection - Thursday, 30. September 2021, 11.00 AM

RELIEF DEPICTING A BATTLE SCENE

Germany or Italy, 17th century.
Ivory, carved and pierced, depicting a multi-figure battle scene with Ottoman horsemen and warriors.
H 12.5 cm.
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Minor cracks.

Dynamic depiction of a battle fought on horseback, carved from a half-segment of a tusk. The open-worked carving emphasizes the dynamic effect and makes the work appear three-dimensional. Jakob Auer also relied on the same effect, for example, in his work Sieg der Engel über die Teufel (Victory of the Angels over the Devils), now in the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, dated 1669 (cf. Eugen v. Philippowich: Elfenbein, Eschwege 1961, p. 170).

CHF 2 000 / 3 000

€ 1 870 / 2 800