27 May 1999
A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD CASKET
SPANISH, PROBABLY 16TH CENTURY
Polychromy on inside refreshed; losses; parts replaced; chips; reverse undecorated.
8 in. (21.5 cm.) high
Antigua Coleccin Rodrguez Rojas, sold at Sotheby's, Madrid, 3/6/1980, lot 79
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This wood casket appears in Mara Paz Aguil Alonso, El mueble en Espaa, Siglos XVI-XVII, Madrid, 1993, page 249.
Some of this eclessiastical wooden caskets were found in the area of Cantabria but the existance of one in the Pedralbes, Monastry dated in Catalan, in 1607, gives us a wider vision of their production area. Some of them were donated to churches as the names of the donators are often shown on the outside of the pieces.
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