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Casket

Italian (Venice)
15th century


Object Place: Europe, Venice, Italy

Dimensions

13.34 x 12.7 cm (5 1/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

54.1567

Medium or Technique

Ivory; bone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

Hexagonal pine bottom, velvet lined. Carved panel of two fashionably dressed ladies and/or gentlemen on each side; warriors on slightly curved corner plaques. Angular domed cover with alternative bands of bone and intarsia, green band below shaped knob with metal ring. Keyhole. Broken bands of discolored bone at top and bottom. Hinged lid.

Provenance

By 1939, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), New York and East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1954, gift of Garbáty to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

NOTES:
[1] Eugene Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, and brought much of his art collection with him. It is probable, though not securely documented, that he had acquired this already by 1938.

Credit Line

Gift of Eugene L. Garbáty