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Case

Anonymous Italian15th century - 15th century

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Leather is a fragile material, yet this case--albeit now rigid--is in very good condition (the carrying cord is 19th century). This kind of case was common beginning in the early 14th century. Given the religious mottos expressed in Gothic characters on the sides ("Ave Maria" and Love God"), this one probably was intended to carry a devotional image. Probably purchased by the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe at the end of the 19th century, the case is still displayed--as are all other objects in the museum--in its original place/s, thus contributing to the authentic "time capsule" ambiance.

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  • Title: Case
  • Date: 15th century - 15th century
  • Location: Italy, Italy
  • craftsman: Anonymous Italian
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h13 x d1.8 cm
  • Bibliography: Alessandro Della Latta, "n. 695. Custodia"
  • Provenance: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text and images. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses of the images, please contact the museum, thank you.
  • Type: leather
  • Rights: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text, images and videos. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses, please contact the Museum, thank you.

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