Islamic Sicilian Ivory Casket with Horsemen
Veroli, Italy

Casket. Sicilian or Southern Italian, ca. 1200-1225.
Wooden casket covered with ivory panels. Brass and tempera.
In front two figures of hunters and birds, painted in outline and gilded.
With gilt metal mounts.
Tesoro della Carttedrale di San Andrea a Veroli.
Source: p.505, The Glory of Byzantium : art and culture of the Middle Byzantine era, A.D. 843-1261, edited by Helen C. Evans and William D. Wixom. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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