Unknown author2nd half of the 16th century

MNAA National Museum of Ancient Art

MNAA National Museum of Ancient Art
Lisbon, Portugal

This small filigree gold box from the Augustinian Convent of Graça, in Lisbon, is one of the most admirable Indian works of the 16th century. It was sent to Lisbon by D. Filipa de Vilhena, widow of Matias de Albuquerque, 16th Vice-King of India (1591-1597), and offered to the Chapel of the Augustinian Convent, following a testamentary vow of her husband.


  • Title: Casket
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 2nd half of the 16th century
  • Location Created: India, Goa
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 cm x 19.5 cm x 9.6 cm
  • Type: Decorative Arts
  • Rights: MNAA Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, inv. 577 Our
  • Medium: Gold filigree and traces of enamel

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