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Box with pitched lid (boîte) (Front)

Box with pitched lid (boîte) (Front)
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End, right


End, left

End, left

End, left

End, left


Secular. Religious. Saints. Hunting scene.

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Avila, Museo Catedralicio


Bone;wood (core);metal (hinges)

Height: 120mm
Width: 170mm

Lid, top
Dog pursuing an animal; tree.
Lid, front
Hunter holding a spear; running boar; trees.
Body, front
Saint Laurence holding a gridiron; saint Barbara with tower and martyr's palm.
Lid, right
Prophet holding scrolls.
End, right
Unidentified male saint (possibly saint Bartholomew holding a flaying knife); unidentified female saint.
Lid, back
Hunting scene; hunter blowing a horn; running dog; trees.
Body, back
not seen
Lid, left
Prophet holding scrolls.
End, left
Unidentified female saint, possibly holding a candle; unidentified male saint.
Crosshatched background; foliated borders.

Museum's opinion 2013: 15th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive gilding and polychromy: gold, red and green.

Carved on all sides.

A. Galán y Galindo, 'Las arquetas de trovadores, canciones, música y amor. Desde Bagdad, a los trovadores medievales, pasando por Córdoba', in Arte, arqueología e historia, 18 (2011), p. 30.


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