Coffer or chest key

Wrought iron | 10.2 x 4.1cm | 17th-18th century

Unknown Artist

The presence of initials, although crudely incised, appears to mean that this was intended to be a combination seal and key.

Credit: Gift of Richard S. Perkins, 1975
Object: 1975.436.8

Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019
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