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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Palestine (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood woth horn and tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl

  • Museum number:

    A.83-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This wooden box was made in the late 18th century Palestine and it was probably carved by Franciscans. On the over of this box are the Baptism of Christ and the Annunciation. Below is St. Philip holding a tall cross, with angels bearing crown and palm. The sides are overlaid with small panels of mother-of-pearl engraved with a running design of flowers. Lined with horn and tortoise shell.

Physical description

Wooden box lined with horn and tortoiseshell, and overlaid with mother-of-pearl, depicting the Annunciation and the Baptism of Christ. Below is St. Philip holding a tall cross, with angels bearing crown and palm.

Place of Origin

Palestine (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood woth horn and tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl

Dimensions

Height: 1.125 in, Diameter: 2.625 in

Descriptive line

Box the annunciation and the baptism of Christ, Palestinian late 18th century.

Materials

Wood; Horn; Tortoiseshell; Mother of pearl

Subjects depicted

Angel; Palm; Cross; Crown

Categories

Containers; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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