Writing casket with Medusa heads and centaurs


  • Title

    Writing casket with Medusa heads and centaurs

  • Associated place

    Italy (place of creation)
  • Date

    late 15th century
    19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.8 cm Dimensions including feet (length)
    12.6 cm Dimensions including feet (width)
    9.3 cm Dimensions including feet (height)
    20.4 cm Dimensions of casket (length)
    11.7 cm Dimensions of casket (width)
    6.7 cm Dimensions of casket (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Warren, Jeremy, Vol 1 Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2014), pp. 65 - 71 no. 16

Reference URL

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