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Coffret

Date:
late 15th–16th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cuir bouilli (tooled leather), iron fittings, wood core
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (16.5 x 19.4 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Leatherwork
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1955
Accession Number:
55.61.67
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: (on lid, lower border, starting at front) :
    O/mater/dey m/em/ento /mey
    a/ve ben/edictu / je/?/sus

    (lid, top, coat of arms repeated and letters of initials)
    XX [six X's]

    (Front, letters)
    XX [six X's]

    (right-reading across and then down and across)
    dir/ u pi/cti d/ne [for domine]/v

    (back, continuing)
    i/ncul/as me/a
    t/ibica /cristi/ c

    (left, continuing)
    abo/octia/laud/is et n/
    ome/dom/ini v/ocabo

    Complete inscription:
    O mater dey, memento mey
    ave benedictus jesus
    dirupicti (?) domine vinculas mea
    tibica cristi cabo (?) octia (?) laudis et nome
    domini vocabo

  • Provenance

    Alfred Rütschi , Zurich (sold1931) ; [his sale, Galerie Fischer, Lucerne , Lucerne (September 5, 1931, lot 88)] ; Samuel Yellin (sold 1955)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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