Copper; shaped, engraved, chased, and gilded; feet cast
Overall: 7 x 10 x 4 1/2in. (17.8 x 25.4 x 11.4cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1980
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
Inscription: Inscribed ends:
[Various] (Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066) [Various] (Edmund, King of East Anglia, 840-870)
Inscribed Back panel:
[Various] (Saint Blaise or Blasius, a relic of whom was at Canterbury) [Various] (Saint Augustine, the first archbishop, 597-605)
Inscribed Front panel: [Various] (Saint Elphege, martyr, the 28th archbishop, 1005-1012) [Various] (Saint Thomas Becket, martyr, the 39th archbishop, 1162-1170) [Various] (Saint Dunstan, the 24th archbishop, 960-988) [Various] (Saint Anselm, the 35th archbishop, 1093-1109)
Inscribed Front of the lid: [Various] (Peter) [Various] (Alpha and Omega) [upside down] [Various] (Paul)
Inscribed Back of the lid: [Various] (Saint Ursula, martyr, a 5th-century Briton) [Various] (Saint Mary) [Various] (Saint Cordula, martyr, a 5th-century Briton)
Sammuel James Whawell 1857–1926 ; Robert Haynes ; David Black & Sons ; Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt, Drumleck Baily, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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