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Ivory casket

Ivory casket


A hip-roofed ivory casket with copper gilt mounts. It has a Siculo-Arabic origin. The casket retains its original hinges and hinge straps with the remaining mounts being added later. The casket rests on four claw feet. A lock-plate wrought in the form of a flower and set with a Gallo-Roman agate cameo and a green glass paste is attached to the centre of the front panel. On the lid there are two ball finials to the left and right and a centre finial ending in a flower head set with blue glass.

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