Overall (confirmed): 7 3/4 x 16 7/16 x 11 3/8 in. (19.7 x 41.8 x 28.9 cm);
Height (with handle): 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1957
Not on view
The dark rosewood was lacquered with a transparent varnish and decorated with a dense arabesque pattern in gold leaf, lending the casket a distinctly Ottoman flavor. It was fitted with a removable tray, and the interior space was divided into various compartments for toiletries. The removable mirror in the lid gives access to a hidden storage compartment.
Artist: Attributed to workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)Date: after ca. 1461Medium: Poplar wood, linen, polychromed and gilded gesso with panel painted in tempera and goldAccession: 14.39On view in:Gallery 604
Date: ca. 1730–35Medium: Pine; carved, painted, gilded, and varnished linden wood decorated with colored decoupage prints; mirror glass; the inside of the fall front lined wiht silk not original to the secretaryAccession: 25.134.1a, bOn view in:Gallery 507
Artist: Designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena)Date: ca. 1478–82Medium: Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak and fruitwoods in walnut baseAccession: 39.153On view in:Gallery 501