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Casket

  • Object:

    Casket

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt metal with agate

  • Museum number:

    396-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a casket made in the 17th century in Italy by an unknown sculptor. It is made in gilt metal, chased with foliated ornament and enclosing oval, octagonal and square plaques of agate.

Physical description

Gilt metal casket chased with foliated ornament, enclosing oval, octagonal, and square plaques of agate.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt metal with agate

Dimensions

Height: 15.87 cm, Length: 22.86 cm, Width: 14.6 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1864 for £16.

Descriptive line

Casket, gilt metal, chased with ornament, unknown artist, Italian, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1864. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868., p. 9

Materials

Gilt metal; Agate

Techniques

Chasing

Subjects depicted

Ornament

Categories

Containers; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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