Bookbinding depicting Panel of Bishop Baldric


About this object

Carved rectangular panel, an element of the binding of a book. Shows a seated Bishop Baldric flanked by two helmeted figures in upper register. Two figures pouring largesse and the games in lower register. Design derives from consular diptych of Probus Magnus (518 AD).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Medieval
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Western Europe: Belgium: Liège
  • Date made
    10th Century AD - 11th Century AD
  • Materials
    Animal Bone Whale
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1836 before
  • Measurements
    355 mm x 130 mm x 5.5 mm
  • Related people
    Gabor Fejérváry (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner); Ferenc Pulszky (Previous owner)

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    Pulszky, F.

    Author: Pulszky, F.
    Date: 1856

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    Bühl, Gudrun

    Author: Bühl, Gudrun
    Publisher: AKANTHVS
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  • Exhibition of Greek Art

    Publisher: Libraries, Museums and Arts Committee of the Corporation of Liverpool
    Date: 1934
    Description: Catalogue of an exhibition of Greek art held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liveropool, February 12th - March 10th 1934

  • Ivories

    Maskell, Alfred

    Author: Maskell, Alfred
    Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co
    Date: 1966
    Description: A reprint of Alfred Maskell's 'Ivories', originally published in 1915

  • Liverpool Ivories: Special Exhibition

    Publisher: The Trustees of the British Museum
    Date: 1954
    Description: Catalogue of an exhibiton of ivory carvings lent by the City of Liverpool Public Museums, mostly from the Mayer-Fejervary collection.

  • The Liverpool Ivories: Late Antique and Medieval Ivory and Bone Carving in Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art Gallery.

    Gibson, Margaret

    Author: Gibson, Margaret
    Publisher: HMSO; National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
    Date: 1994
    Description: Catalogue of ivory and bone carvings from late antique and medieval held in collections of Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art Gallery.


  • Liverpool Ivories

    Start date: 1954-09-18
    End date: 1954-09-18
    Description: A temporary exhibition of 56 ivory carvings lent by the City of Liverpool Public Museums (now National Museums Liverpool) to the British Museum, London. The exhibition was organised by the department of Archaeology, Liverpool Museum (Elaine Tankard) and the department of British and Medieval Antiquities of the British Museum (P. Lasko). Some British Museum ivories which offer particularly close parallels with the Liverpool pieces were placed beside one another. The exhibition was held in the King Edward VII Gallery between 18 September 1954 and 3 September 1955 (extended from 5 March 1955) and an illustrated catalogue was published which cost 1s. 6d.


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1855
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Ferenc Pulszky

    Owned from: 1851-11-02
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1855
    Disposal method: Auctioned
  • Gabor Fejérváry

    Owned from: 1836
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1851-11-02
    Disposal method: Bequest
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