Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Germany
  • key, 1600s–1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • iron, copper
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2909

Key (identified as a Renaissance folding key) has intricate openwork diamond shaped handle. The handle has some scroll design around edges and there is an egg shaped border that contains an image of an animal. Center is an openwork T shape design. At right the tooth is square shaped.