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Casket with Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Saint Margaret
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Casket with Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Saint Margaret


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Description This delicate casket may have been intended for jewelry, cosmetics, or other personal items. The scenes combine four episodes from the life of the Virgin on the lid (Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Magi) with four episodes from the life of Saint Margaret on the side panels. Margaret was a Christian virgin who refused to accept the advances of a Roman official, Olybrius, for which she was tortured and finally beheaded. On the front, she is shown being judged by Olybrius; on the right end panel, she is being whipped; on the left end panel, she is shown in prison overcoming a dragon set loose to devour her; and on the back, she is decapitated.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/24/1960Treatmentcleaned
6/01/1962Treatmentcleaned; repaired
Exhibitions
  • The Arts of Man. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1962.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1360-1380 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory, silver and enamel mounts
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.197
Measurements
H with lock: 1 7/8 x W: 4 5/16 x D: 3 1/16 in. (4.8 x 11 x 7.7 cm)
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Not On View

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