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Prayer-book

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: Venice, Italy
  • DATES 1772
    DIMENSIONS 6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in. (17 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.228.4
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by S. Ralph Lazrus
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Prayer-book, 1772. Silver, 6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in. (17 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by S. Ralph Lazrus, 49.228.4. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.49.228.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Prayer-book with repoussé silver cover. Cover and back repoussé with a central cartouche enclosing a crowned heart beneath a drapery-festooned canopy with baskets of blossoms. Below, two stylized motifs including birds and baskets of fruit or blossoms. Silver clasps. Holiday prayer-book for the entire year published in Venice, dated 1772. Condition: Good. One clasp is missing. Prayer-book binding broken.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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