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casket

1525/1575

British Museum

British Museum

Iron or steel casket with rounded top; damascened in gold and silver with scenes of hunting and conviviality, Diana and Actaeon, Orpheus charming the beasts etc.; broad band passes over the middle, one end of it forms the hasp concealing the keyhole.

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Details

  • Title: casket
  • Date Created: 1525/1575
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 7.90cm (including band); Height: 7.60cm (without feet); Length: 8.50cm; Width: 7.60cm (including band); Width: 6.00cm (casket); Weight: 440.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: damascened
  • Subject: hunting/shooting; myth/legend; classical deity; animal
  • Registration number: WB.17
  • Production place: Made in France
  • Producer: Attributed to de
  • Material: iron; steel; gold; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Anselm von
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