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Case for a Book

Date:
15th century
Culture:
French (?)
Medium:
Leather (Cuir bouilli) and metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 x 6 1/8 x 4 in. (20.3 x 15.6 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Leatherwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Adele O. Friedman, 1951
Accession Number:
51.117
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
On the back is an unidentified coats of arms with a crozier and mitre, suggesting that this protective cover for a book belonged to a bishop.
Prince of Liechtenstein(?); Ruth and Leopold Blumka, New York; Adele Oppenheimer Friedman(until 1951)
Fajt, Jiri, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. Karl IV., Kaiser von Gottes Gnaden: Kunst und Repräsentation des Hauses Luxemburg 1310-1437. Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2006. p. 170.



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