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casket

1600/1600

British Museum

British Museum

Casket; amber plaques in silver-gilt mounts; lid with oval convex panel, six quatrefoil panels, on sides, each engraved with recumbent female figure in landscape; rest of surface panelled with different coloured amber; main divisions of silver; column with female caryatid at each corner; edge of lid with scallop shells in relief.

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Details

  • Title: casket
  • Date Created: 1600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 8.30cm; Length: 14.00cm; Length: 6.90cm (lid intaglio); Length: 6.10cm (end plaques); Length: 4.20cm (front and rear plaques); Width: 4.10cm (lid intaglio); Width: 3.80cm (end plaques); Width: 3.30cm (front and rear plaques); Depth: 11.20cm; Weight: 4
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: engraved; gilded; relief; intaglio; pierced; incised
  • Registration number: WB.221
  • Production place: Made in K. Made in
  • Material: amber; wood; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm
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