Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cassone (chest)
  • Italy
  • cassone (chest), 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy or England, United Kingdom
  • oak wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 49.5 x 166.4 x 52 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 20 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0494

Oak chest (identified as a cassone) with carved decoration, caryatids (draped female figures) at ends. Floral frieze around the center, rope design along the bottom, and elevated on square feet.