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Coffer

Date:
1613
Culture:
Flemish or Dutch
Medium:
Gold-tooled leather on wood; gilt brass; silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/8 × 10 5/8 × 6 7/16 in. (18.7 × 27 × 16.4 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances-Leatherwork
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966
Accession Number:
67.55.134a, b
Not on view
The coffer was probably intended to contain a dowry. Scenes of the front and back depict hunts for wild boar and bear; the figures on the sides are from classical mythology.
Inscription: On canted edges of both hinges at back: ANNO 1613

In blue paint on bottom: 409 (Susan Bliss collection mark)

In white paint: H.26.[ ]

Marking: 4 impressed marks on bottom,1 gold tooled, 3 blind
possibly Léon Gruel, Paris (in 1907) ; Susan Dwight Bliss (until 1966; bequeathed to MMA)
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