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Casket

Casket

  • Place of origin:

    Iceland (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    722-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Casket, Icelandic, eighteenth century. Incised and pierced beechwood. (Restored with pinewood),.
The gabled lid, hinged at one end, restson a rectangular box with a post at each corner into which the sides are morticed. At the top of each side is a fringe which continues the slope of the lid. The whole is pierced with inscribtions (probably simulated), seperated by incised leafy stems and geometrical designs. one end of the lid is incised with the intials S I D. (Sigríòur Jónsdóttir [?])

Place of Origin

Iceland (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Descriptive line

Casket of incised and pierced beechwood, with a gabled lid. Icelandic, 18th century.

Materials

Beech wood; Pine

Techniques

Incised

Categories

Containers

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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