Casket

Italian (Sienese)
early 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Siena, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 14.3 x 23.8 x 14 cm (5 5/8 x 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

54.1566

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Boxes

Rectangular, shaped & carved sides. Four paw feet, scrolled apron at front. Bands of heavy stopped fluting and of rosette motives and carved molded rim on body. Two looped wire hinges for domed cover, acanthus pattern on raised section with sliding angular cover for hidden well.

Provenance

Friedrich W. Lippmann (b. 1838 - d. 1903), Berlin; posthumous Lippmann sale, November 26-27, 1912, Lepke, Berlin, lot 68, sold for M 400. 1954, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1954, gift of Garbáty to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

NOTES:
[1] Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing 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