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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 casket box, protected by strips of iron and closed with a large lock, was probably used to store documents, money, or other precious objects. It is decorated with courtship scenes and was originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The inscription of two Flemish family names-- AVRDT HVEVENEER @ DE PLOEIER.(separated by a decorative)--could indicate that it was owned by a couple.
Conservation

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

Examined in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
7/30/2015TreatmentCleaned, repaired
3/19/2018ExaminationExamined
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 / Renaissance)
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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