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Casket: M.5-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Rectangular casket of ivory, lined with velvet. The gilded metal mounts have bulbous points with tapering ends. A gilt metal handle is placed in the centre of the lid and of two sides. Decoration consists of small engraved patterns of concentric circles around a dot with smaller circles at the cardinal points. They are placed around the edges of the box, mainly to mask the oval marks of the dowels. [see Longhurst, 1927]

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden-White

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Length: 23.2 cm
Width: 21.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by Holden-White, Charles

Dating

13th Century
14th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1330 CE

Note

Miss Longhurst said it was Saracenic, possibly Egyptian.

School or Style

Siculo-Arabic

Components of the work

Lining composed of velvet

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carved casket with velvet lining

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1935
Primary reference Number: 31842
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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