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Box for toilet articles


Artist Unknown (Italy)


c. 1745

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G324
Box for toilet articles, Artist Unknown (Italy)
Box for toilet articles: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Shell (Do Not Use) | Tortoiseshell, gold inlay (box) and glass (bottles)
Size: 6 1/4 x 10 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. (15.88 x 25.72 x 19.37 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Naples
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: group includes oblong casket in slightly bombé shape with shaped corners and a key; contains 8 glass bottles with gold lids; decoration on box shows scenes from legends of the miracles of St, Nicolas of Myra
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mrs. Theodora Lang and the Minneapolis Foundation: Ankeny Family Fund
Accession Number: 85.81.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009