Miniature book

On display

Silver and silver-gilt book the covers engraved with folliage. Inside on silver leaves are engraved eighteen scenes mainly from the life of Christ. The book has two clasps and suspension rings top and bottom, as well as five fictive rivets on each side.

Details

  • Title

    Miniature book

  • Associated place

    Nuremberg (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    1512
  • Material and technique

    silver, silver-gilt; engraved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    3.8 cm (height)
    2.8 cm (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.27

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Further reading

Heinrich Kohlhaussen, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Dürerzeit 1240 bis 1540 (Berlin, 1968), 434, 421, 424-5, illus. 615-6

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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