Ambrosiana

Octagonal casket Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)

Octagonal casket

Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)

  • TITLE

    : Octagonal casket
  • AUTHOR

    : Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
  • INVENTARIO

    : 291
  • DATE

    : c. 1500 - 1510
  • TYPE

    : Object
  • TECNIQUE

    : Bone,Ebony,Ivory
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 40 × 32 cm
  • SUBJECT

    :
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    :
  • ROOM

    : 8

This precious octagonal casket with a pyramidal lid, made of carved ebony, ivory and bone, is the work of the famous workshop of the Embriachi family, the founder of which, Baldassare, is famous as the creator of the ivory reredos of the Charterhouse of Pavia. The lid bears carved allegories of the virtues, alternating with the crests of the patrons, while on the side we find lively scenes taken from mythological tales with amorous subjects. This casket was probably made as a gift to seal a nuptial pact and was designed for use as a coffer for jewellery.

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  • TITLE

    Octagonal casket
  • AUTHOR

    Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
  • INVENTARIO

    291
  • DATE

    c. 1500 - 1510
  • TYPE

    Object
  • TECNIQUE

    Bone,Ebony,Ivory
  • DIMENSIONS

    40 × 32 cm
  • SUBJECT

  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

  • ROOM

    8

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