- ca. 830–850
- Silver, partial gilt, niello
- Overall: 2 9/16 x 4 1/2 in. (6.5 x 11.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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Adorned with hunting scenes surrounded by a scrolling acanthus vine, this restored lid is a rare surviving example of secular goldsmiths’ work from the Carolingian period. Similar subjects are found on contemporary ivory carvings and in illuminated manuscripts.