Skip to main content

Casket: M.7-1935

An image of Casket

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Ivory, with gilt-metal mounts. Rectangular; the lid of truncated pyramidal form. At each corner are three gilded metal mounts with bulbous ends and tapering points. Two hinged mounts of similar design extend from the top of the lid down the back, and a third extends down the centre of the front of the lid and is hinged to a hasp which fixes into the flat lock-plate in the centre of the front of the box. A small metal handle is in the centre of the lid. The sides of the box are secured by two gilded metal mounts at each corner: the ivory plaques are joined by many dowels, some which are masked by designs in outline. Quatrefoils, dog-tooth and bulbous pointed designs are faintly discernable in outline and partially stained. On the front of the lid is written 'tercia'. Inside is lined with a very pretty 18th (?) century patterned paper. [see Longhurst, 1927]

Notes

History note: 17th Jan. 1891: Lent by J.H. Fitzhenry, Esq. (see label on base); Charles Holden-White

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden-White

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4 3/8 in
Height: 4 1/4 in
Width: 8.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1400 CE

School or Style

Siculo-Arabic

Components of the work

Mounts composed of gilt-metal

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carved casket with gilt-metal mounts

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: tercia
  • Location: On front of the lid
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1935
Primary reference Number: 31844
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 March 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Casket" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31844 Accessed: 2023-02-03 07:29:52

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31844 |title=Casket |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-03 07:29:52|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-31844

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa37/large_M_7_1935_1_201301_adn21_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Casket"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Casket</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Casket (personal gear)

Accession Number: E.169.1891

Casket

Accession Number: M.14-1930

Casket

Accession Number: M.3-1935

Casket

Accession Number: M.6 & A-1935

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...