Gothic Ivories

The Gothic ivories collected by Calouste Gulbenkian and exhibited at the start of the museum’s European Art circuit includes rare pieces of exceptional quality that merit further study in order to make them more widely known among interested members of the public. As these ivories are currently the subject of academic research, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum decided to enlist the services of Dr. Sarah Guérin, an expert on Gothic ivories and a lecturer at the Université de Montréal, in the firm belief that she would be able to produce a first-rate study and write a book that would appeal not only to specialists, but also to a wide range of readers from outside academia. The Museum is delighted to confirm that Sarah Guérin’s work has met all expectations, and has now been brought out as a book in conjunction with Scala, the London-based publishing house.

Joining a series that sheds a light on the various parts of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, the Gothic Ivories catalogue is a full-colour book featuring images of all of the pieces in the collection, with exceptional details, and includes a selection of images for comparison with other collections, thus allowing a more comprehensive understanding of this fascinating subject.

Technical information

Sarah Guérin
Editorial coordination:
João Carvalho Dias, Ana Maria Campino e Carla Paulino
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon / Scala, London
300 mm x 240 mm
Updated on 25 march 2022

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