Casket With Key

ca. 1630 (made)
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Gilded brass casket with key, the springwork of blued steel. The maker's mark M for Michel Mann of Nuremberg can be seen inside on the base. The casket is etched with Biblical scenes: the Adoration of the Shepherds on the lid and on the sides the Four Evangelists with a leaping stag on the base. The feet are missing.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Casket
  • Key
Materials and Techniques
Brass, etched and gilt
Brief Description
Gilt brass casket with key, etched with biblical scenes on the lid and sides, a leaping stag on the base, made by Michael Mann, Nuremberg, ca. 1630
Physical Description
Gilded brass casket with key, the springwork of blued steel. The maker's mark M for Michel Mann of Nuremberg can be seen inside on the base. The casket is etched with Biblical scenes: the Adoration of the Shepherds on the lid and on the sides the Four Evangelists with a leaping stag on the base. The feet are missing.
Marks and Inscriptions
'M' (Maker's mark for Michel Mann of Nuremberg.)
Gallery Label
CASKET, brass, etched and gilded, the springwork of blued steel, Germany; c.1630 The maker's mark M for Michel Mann of Nuremberg can be seen inside on the base. The casket is etched with Biblical scenes: the Adoration of the Shepherds on the lid and on the sides the Four Evangelists with a leaping stag on the base. The feet are missing. Museum No. 8-1894(07/1994)
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Accession Number
8:1, 2-1894

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