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Set of twelve Elizabethan roundels in beechwood, one side decorated in polychrome and gold floral, leaf, fruit and scroll devices encircling quotations from the Bible, one with a Death's head; contained in turned beechwood box retaining traces of original decoration.

Provenance

Until 1971, Stair & Company, Williamsburg, VA; January 22, 1071, sold by Stair & Company to Edith I. Welch (Mrs. Stuart C. Welch), Warner, NH; gift of Edith l. Welch to the MFA. (Accession date: March 22, 2000)

Credit Line

Gift of Edith I. Welch (Mrs. Stuart C. Welch) in honor of Ellenor M. Alcorn and Jeffrey H. Munger

English, 1575–1600

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

2000.588.13

Medium or Technique

Wood; polychromed beechwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings