Ivory Carvings Photos

Medieval European artists frequently carved religious and other scenes on ivory.

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Ivory diptych panel with a triumphant emperor at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory plaques of Evangelists Mark & Luke at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory plaques of Evangelists Matthew & John at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory head of Bishop's staff from Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Ivory diptych panel with a triumphant emperor (Justinian?) (1st half 6th C) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory plaques of Evangelists Mark & Luke (2nd half 12th C) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory plaques of Evangelists Matthew & John (2nd half 12th C) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory head of Bishop's staff (Crosier) (end 12th C) from Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Ivory diptych with scenes from Passion, Ascension & Pentecost at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Carved ivory comb used by St. Bernard in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Ivory comb with miniature portraits from Northern France at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory sleeping infant crowned with laurel wreath leaning on skull & hourglass symbolic of Vanity from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Ivory diptych with scenes from Passion, Ascension & Pentecost (2nd quarter 14th C) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Carved ivory comb used by St. Bernard (15th c) in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Ivory comb with miniature portraits (1st half 16th C) from Northern France at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ivory sleeping infant crowned with laurel wreath leaning on skull & hourglass symbolic of Vanity (17th C) from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Carved ivory volute of a cross used by Adelberon of Ardenne in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Carved ivory religious scenes in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Carved ivory diptych from Northern France or Netherlands with scenes of life of Christ at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Ivory plaque of St. John the Evangelist with Eagle from Aachen, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Carved ivory volute of a cross used by Adelberon of Ardenne (10th c) in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Carved ivory religious scenes (14th c) in Tau Palace. Reims, France.Carved ivory diptych (late 1300s) from Northern France or Netherlands with scenes of life of Christ at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Ivory plaque of St. John the Evangelist with Eagle (early 9th C) from Aachen, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Byzantium ivory plaque of enthroned Mother of God from Constantinople at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Four horses in ivory in Vatican Museum. Vatican City.Byzantium ivory box with scenes of Adam & Eve from Constantinople at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Romanesque ivory Christ enthroned from Reliquary of St. Aemilianus at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.
Byzantium ivory plaque of enthroned Mother of God (950-1025) from Constantinople at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Four horses in ivory (date unknown) in Vatican Museum. Vatican City.Byzantium ivory box with scenes of Adam & Eve (1000-1100s) from Constantinople at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Romanesque ivory Christ enthroned from Reliquary of St. Aemilianus (1060-80) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.
Ivory plaque with St. Aemilianus by Master Engelram & son from Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Italian ivory plaque of Journey to Bethlehem from Amalfi at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.German ivory plaque of Zacharias at the Altar from Rhine Valley at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Ivory plaque of Christ giving keys to St. Peter & Law to St. Paul from Westphalia, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Ivory plaque with St. Aemilianus (1060-80) by Master Engelram & son from Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Italian ivory plaque of Journey to Bethlehem (1100-1120) from Amalfi at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.German ivory plaque of Zacharias at the Altar (c1100-1125) from Rhine Valley at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Ivory plaque of Christ giving keys to St. Peter & Law to St. Paul (1200) from Westphalia, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Carved ivory diptych from Paris with scenes of lives of Christ & the Virgin at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances jousting at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances knight against lion at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances unicorn & beast at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Carved ivory diptych (1320-30) from Paris with scenes of lives of Christ & the Virgin at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances jousting (1330-50) at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances knight against lion (1330-50) at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.French ivory casket panels show Courtly Romances unicorn & beast (1330-50) at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Ivory carving of Faith, Hope & Charity at Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA.


Ivory carving of Faith, Hope & Charity (16th C) at Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA.



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