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casket

1540/1560

British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel casket made of twelve plaques; mounted in a gilt metal frame; story of Tobit from the Apocrypha; inscribed; on back of casket, two plaques on the sloping lid and two on the main body; painted in grisaille on a black ground with thin washes of green on the background details; legends and details in gilding; counter enamel uncertain - hidden.

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  • Title: casket
  • Date Created: 1540/1560
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 13.60cm (with handle up); Height: 10.50cm (casket); Length: 17.50cm (base); Width: 11.20cm (base); Length: 16.50cm (casket); Width: 10.10cm (casket); Weight: 971.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.22
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