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Lock and Hasp for Chest

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Rectangular angled plate with lock comprising a double mechanism riveted to the back and openwork tracery and a Gothic arch with pinnacle riveted to the front; hinged hasp with a catch, a standing saint holding a book and a Gothic canopy; and two compound square-shanked bolts with hand-cut...

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Provenance

Until 1942, William Emerson, Boston; 1942, gift of Emerson to the MFA. (Accession date: November 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of William Emerson

French (?), Medieval, late 15th–early 16th century

Object Place

France (?)

Dimensions

12.7 x 9.21 cm (5 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.530

Medium or Technique

Metal; Iron

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork