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Casket with Scenes from Romances
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Casket with Scenes from Romances


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This leather box was probably used to store important documents, money, or other precious objects. It is decorated with courtship scenes and was originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The casket is inscribed with what appears to be the family names of the owner: AVRDT HVEVENEER @ DE PLOEIER. There is a decorative swirl that appears to separate what may be the two family names.
Conservation

Examined in preparation for exhibition.

Waxy coating reduced and lifting leather consolidated in preparation for exhibition and loan.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined
7/30/2015TreatmentCleaned, repaired
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Inscription] AVRDT HVEVENEER DE PLOEIER
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 15th century (Late Medieval)
Medium
leather over wood and iron, traces of paint and gilding
(Leather)
Accession Number
73.14
Measurements
H with handle up: 6 x W: 9 11/16 x D with hinges: 5 1/4 in. (15.3 x 24.6 x 13.4 cm); H with handle down: 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm); H of box at ribs without handle: 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
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