Art/ Collection/ Art Object


16th century
German, Nuremberg
Steel, brass
Overall (box with handle .3a): 5 5/16 × 7 1/8 × 3 3/4 in. (13.5 × 18.1 × 9.5 cm); Length (key .3b): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.137.3a, b
Not on view
Samuel Yellin , Philadelphia ; [ Franz J. Mela , New York, until 1957; sold to MMA ]
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