Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2014
  • Price: $250.00
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 1-85177-811-X
  • EAN: 9781851778119
  • Page Count: 928
  • Illustrations: 900 color illustrations across 2 volumes
  • Format: Hardcover (Boxed Set)
  • Rights: North America

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of ivory carvings from c. 1200–1550 is one of the most important in the world. Containing 289 entries, this book is the first catalog of the material to be published since 1929. Together with Medieval Ivory Carvings: Early Christian to Romanesque, it makes available more than 400 pieces of the ivory carver’s art. Included here are masterpieces and representative examples from many of the vital centers of ivory carving in the Gothic era. Each entry provides a comprehensive physical and scholarly discussion, synthesizing the existing literature and including much new research. Also included are carvings of dubious authenticity, which are discussed as fully as the genuine pieces.

About the author

Paul Williamson is keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics, and Glass at the V&A. Glyn Davies is a curator in the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics, and Glass at the V&A.