Overall: 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (12.1 x 24.1 x 14.9 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This casket is one of six depicting La Châtelaine de Vergi, a story of love and death reportedly based on a scandal at the Burgundian court. It concerns the secret affair of a knight and a lady (la châtelaine) that is ended by the jealous duchess of Burgundy.
Inscription: Inscribed on lock: RECIPE ET RETINE (Take and keep).
Rev. Dr. Henry Wellesley(d. 1866), Oxford; T. M. (?) Whitehead, London; Rev. Walter Sneyd ; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
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