Ex Private French collection Marquis François de Ripert-Monclar (1844-1921) Allemagne-en-Provence.
Acquired from an Antiquarian who found the Relief being used in a stairway of the old St-Pierre Hospital in Carpentras. The Marquis de Ripert-Monclar was a well travelled diplomat and passionate collector of antiquities and ethnography. He was a pioneer of amateur photography in the 19th century and an archive of his work is in the collection of the Musée de Salagon, Provence, which includes a photograph of this relief. The estate was dispersed 1936-1940 after the death of his widow.
Ex American Private collection, Texas, acquired in France
Ex Irish Private collection
Published: M.Buis ‘Note Sur Une Dalle Carolingienne De Carpentras’ in Archeologie Du Midi Medieval Vol 13, 1995 pg. 239-242
L.H.Labande ‘Inscription Gravée Autour D’Une Pierre A Entrelacs Provenant De Carpentras’ In Comptes Rendus Des Séances De L’Academie Des Inscriptions Et Belles-Lettres Volume 55,1911 pg. 588-595
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 22, item no. 28, for another Carolingian Relief fragment
cf: M.Buis ‘La Sculpture A Entrelacs Carolingienne Dans La Sud-Est De La France’ Aix-En-Provence 1975 Vol I, pg. 226-232