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Set of twelve trenchers in a box

Date:
early 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Sycamore wood, painted and gilt
Dimensions:
4-9/16 x 5-11/16 in. (11.6 x 14.4 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1579–.1591a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Heare the worde of the lorde. There ys no faythfulness, there ys no mercy, there ys no knowledge of god in the lande, but swearynge, lyenge, manslaughter, thefte, and aduoutrye have gotten the upper hande, and one bloudegyltynes followeth another. Therefore shall the lande be in a myserable case, and all they that dwell therin shall mourne. The beastes in the feylde, fysshes in the see and the foules in the ayer shall dye, yet ys there none that wyll chasten nor reprove another. The preestes which shulde refourme other me, are become lyke the people. Osee.4.
    (In central rectangular reserve)

    Iff we knowlege our synes god ys faythfull and iuste to forgeve us our synnes. 1.Jo.2
    (In left border)

    Repent and turne to god and do the right works of repentance. Actes.26.
    (In right border)

    Excepte ye repent ye shall all perysh. Luke.13.
    (In top border)

    Suffer afflyctions, wepe and mourne. S.James.4.
    (In lower border)

  • Provenance

    Arnold Shircliffe ; [his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries , Nov. 10, 1954, lot #669] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)

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