Painted and gilded gesso on wood
Overall: 23.2 x 41.3 x 18.3 cm (9 1/8 x 16 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1954.600
This casket is one of only a few of its kind to survive in such a fine state of preservation. A variety of such caskets were used in wealthy homes to store jewelry, seals, mirrors, and combs. A keyhole lock is provided for security. Caskets like this were often highly decorated and given to women as gifts.
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