A miniature ivory casket with the portrait of various clergymen under a gothic arches. The casket is made of individual ivory panels that are held together by tiny ivory pegs. Some of the panels show slight traces of the original paint. On the lid there are the remains of the original iron hinges, that are now missing. Most likely this casket had a liturgical function.
Germany or Northern Italy. 16th century.
Dimensions: height 6,2cm x width 4,6cm x length 7,6cm
2 500 €