Coffer

Gold-tooled leather on wood; gilt brass; silk and metallic thread | 18.7 x 27 x 16.4cm | 1613

Unknown Artist

The coffer was probably intended to contain a dowry. Scenes of the front and back depict hunts for wild boar and bear; the figures on the sides are from classical mythology.

Credit: Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966
Object: 67.55.134a, b

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