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Snuffbox with Judgment of Solomon
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Snuffbox with Judgment of Solomon


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Description The box is of the typical shape of those made early in the reign of Louis XV. The scene must have been taken from a Dutch, or perhaps Flemish, drawing and is carved in ivory with the Judgment of Solomon. The ivory bottom of the box is carved with a Baroque scroll. A rather similar box, in mother-of-pearl and showing Pharaoh's army at the Red Sea, is in the Walters Collection (Walters 57.107). It is marked by an Amsterdam marker and dated 1739.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 18th century
Medium
ivory and silver gilt
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.330
Measurements
H: 1 15/16 x W: 2 11/16 in. (4.9 x 6.8 cm)
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