Ivory gravoir or hair parter

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Ivory gravoir or hair parter


An ivory gravoir or hair parter. It is cream-coloured with traces of brown stain. The gravoir is carved to conform to the bend of the tusk from which it is carved. It is carved with a scene of a couple embracing, possibly Tristan and Isolde. He lifts his hand to caress her face. He wears a short tunic and belt with a deep gole over his shoulders and she is dressed in a long gown.

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