Muniment coffer

German
13th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

71.75 x 153.67 x 52.07 cm (28 1/4 x 60 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.720

Medium or Technique

Wood; oak, iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Oak, iron-bound. Rectangular with front and back planks cut into ends terminating in arched supports. Hinged lid flush at back & sides, slight overhang at front. Wrought iron straps in the form of fleur-de-lys tipped, riveted upright at front and horizontally at ends. Double lock over square escutcheon, hasps near ends. Iron-lined slot at left side of lid for coins.

Provenance

1958, Eduard Trier, Cologne, Germany; 1958 sold by Trier to the MFA for 6,400 Deutsch Marks. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund