Iron box

German
second half of 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

32.39 x 27.31 cm (12 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.135

Medium or Technique

Metal; Iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Etched and engraved steel gentleman’s chest on four ball feet with handles on sides. Banded and with small round studs on all edges. Panels on all sides contain decoration of fantastic figure surrounded by scroll and folitate decoration within rectangular bands. Different scroll and foliate decoration over-all. Opens on top with key. Intricate lock arrangement covers inside of lid, also decorated. SOme cracks due to wear.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. C. Adrian Rübel