- ca. 1500–1520
- Overall: 1 3/16 x 10 1/4 in. (3 x 26 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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The raised decoration depicts wild folk, humans, and animals engaged in frenzied activities around a centarlized crowned king, probably Manuel I of Portugal (r. 1495–1521). The agents of Portugal's rapid overseas expansion brought back reports of monstrous and exotic races, possibly reflected in the imagery seen here.