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Key

Date:
16th–17th century
Culture:
probably Italian
Medium:
Wrought iron
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 5/8 × 4 3/4 × 1 5/8 in. (27 × 12.1 × 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard S. Perkins, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.436.1
Not on view
The hollow shank of this key indicates its probably use as a key for a strong room, treasury, or even a prison, rather than as a key for a lock that could be opened from both sides, as a door key.
Richard S. Perkins (until 1975; to MMA)
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