- early 16th century
- Wrought iron
- Open: 11 x 13 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. (27.9 x 33.3 x 29.2 cm); H. when closed 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
- Accession Number:
Spanish ironmasters replaced the square-sectioned or twisted iron bar with the slender, rounded iron spindle in the early sixteenth century. Spindles were soon being used for everything from choir screens and window grilles to elegant lecterns for supporting books.