'St Martin and the Beggar', ivory relief

'St Martin and the Beggar', ivory relief

'St Martin and the Beggar'
Ivory relief
Chinese (Canton, now Guangzhou)
About 1680-1720
Ivory
Museum no. A.8-1955
Bequeathed by Sir Victor Wellesley

St Martin is shown dividing his cloak to give half to a beggar. The composition was probably based on a Netherlandish engraving.