Tabernacle casket



Tabernacle casket

16th century
Walnut wood carved, assembled and nailed, gilded with gold leaf dotted and burnished and polychromed in tempera. Wrought iron
18.5 x 27.5 x 21.5 cm
Provenance unknown
MEV 8037

Casket formed by parallelepiped-shaped box with base slightly sloping and moulded and closed by a flat lid with the edge ending in the shape of an inverse talon. The outside of the box is decorated, on each of its sides, with borders at the edges with floral motifs that frame a composition where cherubs appear among curtains and flower vases. The decoration is done in grisaille (combinations based on different shades of grey) that stands out against the gilt background, slightly dotted in certain parts. On the inside of the lid, also decorated with a border round the edge, there is the depiction of Saint Veronica with the Holy Face, on a gilt background.

18 Leather
19 Gold, Silver and Metalworking Arts
20 Forge Work
21 Ceramics
22 Study Galleries