3/4 Left (acc. no. 1988.16): four scenes, from left to right: Aristotle teaching Alexander, Phyllis riding Aristotle, the lion shredding the cloak of Thisbe, the suicide of Pyramus); (acc. no. 17.190.173a): three panels and bottom of casket; (acc. no. 17.190.173b): top panel of casket with the assault on the metaphorical fortress, Castle of Love, with a tournament and knights catapulting roses
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Casket with Scenes from Romances

Date: ca. 1310–30
Geography: Made in Paris, France
Culture: French
Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 4 5/16 x 9 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (10.9 x 25.3 x 15.9 cm) Top: 5 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 5/16 in. (15 x 25.1 x 0.8 cm)
Classification: Ivories
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917; The Cloisters Collection, 1988
Accession Number: 17.190.173a, b; 1988.16

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