Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Dr Sarah Gu̩rin
- A beautifully illustrated account by a foremost expert
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon holds a remarkable set of mostly French gothic ivories, miniature masterpieces that are both rare and expertly crafted. These ivory diptychs and triptychs include pieces of exceptional quality that have long demanded dedicated study. This fully illustrated book brings these exquisite pieces to a wider audience, appealing not only to specialists but also to the general reader. The introductory text places the ivories in the context of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s wider collection. Lavish colour reproductions of the ivories, accompanied by an expert text and contextual images from other collections, make this an accessible guide to this fascinating subject.
Dr Sarah Guérin is a specialist in Medieval and Gothic Ivories, and the author of several articles on this subject. She is currently a professor in Art History at the Université de Montréal.