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Ludwig X of Bavaria: MAR.M.261B-1912

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Ludwig X of Bavaria


Production: Unknown




Roundel of boxwood, with a carved portrait of Ludwig X of Bavaria. Carved in relief but below the level of the narrow border is a bust portrait in profile facing left. The beard and moustache are long, the hair cut short under a large flat hat and the shirt has a small ruff. Over the coat with a large fur collar is worn a chain. On the reverse 'Hertzog LVDWIGGVS' is inscribed.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.4 cm
Diameter: 5.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century, first half#
Circa 1600 CE - 1650 CE


One of a set of German game pieces, perhaps draughts.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure composed of boxwood

Techniques used in production

Carving : Boxwood, carved in relief

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Hertzog LVDWIGGVS
  • Location: Reverse
  • Method of creation: Incised

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.261B-1912
Primary reference Number: 30269
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_261B_1912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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