Box w/hinged lid: image of Madonna and child

Object Number: 
INV.14214
Date: 
1560-1570
Medium: 
Bone, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 6 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on bottom of box: "156(7?)0"
Description: 
Oval shaped box with hinged lid with a metal tab at the front with which to open the lid, made of carved bone with a wooden bottom; the lid has an image of mother and child, the mother is in robes, they are sitting between two vases with bouquets in them and other floral imagery, around the sides of the box is a series of images, a person is at the front center, then alternating around the box are floral designs and animal images.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group