The interior is divided into four compartments for storing writing implements and sand for blotting.

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  • Title: Writing Casket
  • Creator: Severo da Ravenna (Italian, c.1496-c.1543)
  • Date Created: c. 1525
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 16 x 21.3 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
  • Provenance: Hermann Goldschmidt (London, England), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1941.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1941.63
  • Medium: bronze
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: Italy, Ravenna, 16th century
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1941.63

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