Miniature bookOn display
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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.
Material and technique
silver, silver-gilt; engraved
Dimensions3.8 cm (height)
2.8 cm (length)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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)