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casket

1530/1535

British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel casket; copper; mounted in very ornate gilt metal mount set with agates, intaglios etc.; five plaques showing eight of the twelve French sibyls with their attributes; painted in grisaille with slight violet tones on a black ground with highlights in gilding; signed I. P.

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  • Title: casket
  • Date Created: 1530/1535
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 13.60cm (total handle down); Height: 15.60cm (total with handle up); Length: 14.50cm (base); Width: 10.00cm (base); Length: 13.70cm (lid); Width: 9.00cm (lid); Weight: 834.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.23
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