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Silver

Origin: Netherlands

Date: Early 17th century

13.4 cm height; 10.8 cm width

Provenance: Black, 1943

Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947; WA1947.191.150

T. Schroder (2009), no. 453

Silver bindings were fashionable in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for private devotional texts. The engraved scenes on the front and back depict the anointing of David and David with the head of Goliath respectively. The designs are adapted from Netherlandish prints.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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