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Description
Rectangular, hinged-lid box with bulging sides made of green, red, and white marbled stone mounted in a gold-plated frame and base with four paw feet. Plain front; no lock or handle. Interior of lid and box as well as box underside are lined in bright red velvet. Small green felt pads are adhered to underside of feet. No marks. Crinkled paper note stored inside is inscribed "Purchased in Rome, Fri., Oct. 24, 1975 in 'church of St. Peter in chains.'"
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1975
date used
1970s
date purchased
1975-10-24
place made
Italy
place used
United States: Florida, Miami Beach
place purchased
Italia: Lazio, Rome
Physical Description
onyx or agate (lid, sides material)
metal, gold-plated (frame, feet material)
velvet (lining material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x 20.6375 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
1996.0201.13
catalog number
1996.0201.13
accession number
1996.0201
Credit Line
Gift of Bettee-Aynn Amsterdam Thomas in honor of Ruth and Bernard Amsterdam
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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