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.'"

Date Made: 1975Date Used: 1970sDate Purchased: 1975-10-24

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ItalyPlace Used: United States: Florida, Miami BeachPlace Purchased: Italy: Latian, Rome

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Credit Line: Gift of Bettee-Aynn Amsterdam Thomas in honor of Ruth and Bernard Amsterdam

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0201.13Catalog Number: 1996.0201.13Accession Number: 1996.0201

Object Name: box

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


Record Id: nmah_1180874

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