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strongbox (cassetta)
  • France
  • strongbox (cassetta), late 1400s
  • Where object was made: France
  • iron, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.7 x 17.2 x 25.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 x 6 3/4 x 10 in
  • Gift of Judge Irwin Undermeyer
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0112

Iron over wood Cassetta (strongbox) fabricated of two thin layers of iron openwork fretwork emulating tracery patterns riveted on the exterior. Hinged lid and lock on shorter side. Two rings mounted on longer sides for suspension. Lid divided into three sections. Lock shaped like an arched door with a heart at the top.