Ceremonial key

French (Lorraine)
1583


Object Place: Europe, Lorraine, France

Dimensions

14.29 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.711

Medium or Technique

Metal; Iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Iron. Made for marriage of Ferdinand of Tuscany & Christine de Lorraine at Bar-le-Duc on May 3rd, 1583. Arms of Florence & Lorraine topped and flanked by scrolls have addorsed putti with torches in full round, their heads also supporting entablature with

Provenance

1958, Marie Therese Delhez-Brassinne, Liège, Belgium. 1958, sold by Delhez-Brassinne to the MFA for $300.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund