Box with Courting Couples


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Romantic love is the principal subject of this casket. The front is bracketed by scenes of young men kneeling before their maidens, a classic image of courtship. Some are rewarded, and others rebuffed. On the far left, amorous advances are rewarded with a wreath. On the right, a young man kneels and extends a ring to his beloved. Personal items like jewelry would have been kept in these kinds containers.

Box with Courting Couples, Elephant ivory with modern iron and cardboard mounts, French

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