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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1520-1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    boxwood, carving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Henry

  • Museum number:

    W.54-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Boardroom, case CB6

Physical description

Carved boxwood box, rectangular with convex lid, with steel mounts and lock and wooden pin to secure the lid. On both ends of the box drop handles are suspended from masks. The carved decoration on the front depicts four persons feasting in a room and on the back a double headed eagle. On the sides and top are lozenges enclosing flowers.

Dress: the men's and women's dress depicted is broadly accurate for the 1520s, with some allowance that the scene shows a relatively low status group, as suggested by hairstyles and heavy wear on some garments.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1520-1540 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

boxwood, carving

Dimensions

Height: 6.8 cm, Width: 11 cm including handles, Depth: 5.3 cm

Object history note

RP: 25/6215

Descriptive line

Small carved box, boxwood, German, c1525

Materials

Boxwood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Mask; Eagle; Monkey; Eating

Categories

Containers; Woodwork; Medieval and renaissance

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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