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Additional 36615 upper outside cover Ivory panel
Ivory panel
Description: The decoration of the ivory, developed in four compartments, shows scenes from Arthurian romance:
Gawain in armour fighting the lion; Lancelot, driven by his love for Guinevere, crossing the sword bridge while spears and darts fall on him from the sky; Gawain, at the Castle of Merveille, sleeping with his own sword on the perilous bed; and the three maidens at the Castle of Merveille. 
Origin: France 


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