The Saint Nicholas Crozier. Carved Ivory. Right Side. Ile-de-France, France. Circa 1160. 11.7cm x 10.5cm x 2.7cm. The Crozier's Carving shows three scenes from the Life of St Nicholas, the Agnus Dei (The Lamb of God), the Nativity of Christ and the Annunciation to the Shepherds. Saint Nicholas (270-343) was a Beloved Greek Saint Known for his Secret Gift Giving. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Medieval, approx. AD 1325-75 Paris, France. Ivory mirror case which housed metal mirror depicting a scene of hunting with hawks. Falconry was common in Medieval art and was an expression of courtly love. The scenes on the case were relative to the level of society and the dragons flanking each corner were a common decoration for the period.