Book-cover

On display

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)

Details

  • Title

    Book-cover

  • Associated place

    Netherlands (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1630
    early 17th century
  • Material and technique

    silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.4 x 10.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1947.191.150

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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 453

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