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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)
early 17th century
Material and technique
Dimensions13.4 x 10.8 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 453