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Casket

  • Object:

    Casket

  • Place of origin:

    Sri Lanka (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and ivory
    silver

  • Museum number:

    38-1868

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 6, The Lisa and Bernard Selz Gallery, case CA1

Physical description

Wooden carcase covered with elaborately carved, pierced ivory panels secured with nails, set with 3 chased silver key plates and with 2 cast silver handles. On the lid, three quadrupeds are enclosed within roundels. The upper half of the casket body has two quadrupeds on either side of the key plate. Underneath, two drawers each have pierced and carved ivory panels surmounted by a square silver key plate which has chased and ring-matted ornamentation.

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood and ivory
silver

Dimensions

Height: 175 mm, Width: 212 mm, Depth: 130 mm

Object history note

Bought in 1868 for £15.15s as 'Modern Cingalese'.

Historical context note

Wood overlaid with ivory

SINHALESE

Descriptive line

Casket, pierced and carved ivory over a wooden carcase, with silver fittings, Sri Lanka, 17-18th century.

Production Note

Sri Lanka

Materials

Ivory; Silver; Wood

Categories

Ph_survey

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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