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A polychromed wooden sculpture of a King.

French, circa 1500.

Measures 43cm high.

Originally from a group of the Adoration of the Magi, he bears a gift in the form of a drinking horn (also known as a griffin’s claw), an attribute normally reserved for the Magi Balthazar.

The ‘griffin's claw’ is a metalwork object that elevates the horn of a buffalo to a majestic drinking vessel through the addition of a setting made of precious metal.

He wears a sash which appears to read ‘I | M | B’ on both his back and chest.



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  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
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