'A Hawking Party', cover of a set of writing tablets

'A Hawking Party', cover of a set of writing tablets

'A Hawking Party'
Cover of a set of writing tablets
Germany (Upper Rhine)
About 1330-50
Museum no. 249-1867

During the 14th century specialist ivory craftsmen carved both secular and religious objects in great numbers.  Although Paris was the main centre of production, other workshops emerged in Italy and Germany.  Some of the craftsmen may have been trained in Paris as their work often combines French and local styles.  This is the cover of a set of writing tablets.