Lacquer and gilding on wood, iron
H. 28 1/16 in. (71.3 cm); W. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm); Wt. 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
This cabinet was designed to house utensils for ritual activity, likely in a chapel where invocations were performed for the protective deities. It is crowned with a frieze of skulls and framed by dancing skeletons. The iron crossbars reinforcing the doors are embellished with heads in various stages of decomposition.