A rare "kunstkammer" object in the form of a carved ivory relief depicting a scene of two young men wrestling and grabbing each other by the ear. Both men are dressed in typical Renaissance costumes with puffed pants. Their hair is beautifully detailed. The scene is set in a landscape with a tree and a barrel, the barrel insinuating that the men are drunk.
Southern Germany or Northern Italy. Renaissance. Circa 1580/1600.
Dimensions: L 9,2cm x W 6,5cm x H (with stand) 9cm
Mounted on a high quality metal stand.
16 000 €