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Key

Date:
probably ca. 1550–75
Culture:
French
Medium:
Iron-gilt
Dimensions:
L. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
58.16.2
Not on view
Featuring a bow in the form of a classical structure inhabited by a twisting nude male figure, this key was based on a design by the engraver and architect Jacques Androuet du Cerceau (1510/12–1585), published in his book of models for locks.
[ possibly Luigi Grassi ] ; Samuel Yellin
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