Requires Photography

Casket

16th (?)–17th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

13.65 x 12.07 x 25.09 cm (5 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.213

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Engraved with scrolls and panels containting men and women. Elaborate lock on top with gilt nuts on inside. Wards of key [inscription]

Provenance

By 1889, presumably inherited from her husband by Mrs. T.F. Richardson, Washington, D.C. [see note 1]; April 5, 1932, inherited by her daughter Mrs. Charles J. White [see note 2]; by 1961, inherited by her husband Dr. Charles J. White, Boston, MA; 1961, gift of Dr. Charles J. White. (Accession date: April 12, 1961)

NOTES:
[1] From December 6, 1889, this object was lent to the MFA by the Mrs. T. F. Richardson as the property of "the late T.F. Richardson" (MFA Loan 1341). [2] In 1932, the loan to the museum was transferred to Mrs. Charles J. White (MFA Loan No. 90.32).

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Charles J. White