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Desk box

Bronze. Rectangular on paw feet with domed hinged cover. Fitted with two partitions. Cover has six acanthus leaves from panel with rondel & cornucopias, meandering border. Sides have rams heads and foliated scrolls between heavy mouldings.

Provenance

1938, Raphael Stora, Paris and New York; April 26, 1938, sold by Stora to Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N4316); May 13, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 496, to the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

15th century

Object Place

Padova, Italy

Accession Number

49.484

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork