12 December 2000
A RECTANGULAR IRON-MOUNTED WOOD CASKET
SPANISH, CATALAN, 13TH CENTURY
The shallow-domed, hinged lid with loop handle; the wood body with leather cover; with extensive iron mounts and lock; the interior with paper label inscribed 'A. de fusta x..pada de ferro, clavetejada, Catalana 130 S XIII'; the underside with two further paper labels inscribed '130' and '99'.
Worming; damages; some oxidisation.
6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide
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