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Box with Rachel Meeting Jacob at the Well

Date:
ca. 1730–50
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, gold
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 3 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 9/16 in. (8.7 x 16.7 x 11.6 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.543.11
Not on view
The techniques of piqué incrusté (mother-of-pearl inlay) and piqué point-d’or (encrusted with miniscule gold nails) used to embellish this box originated in Naples during the late sixteenth century and reached their peak during the first half of the eighteenth century.
[ Galerie Aveline, Paris , until 1984; sold to Mrs. Wrightsman ] ; Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (1984–2009; to MMA)
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