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Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid

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Title
Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1490 (Approximate)
Place: Paris?
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1490+
Topics
Boxes
Genres
Boxes
Prints
Notes
Content: Cofferets or caskets of this type are known to have been used as dispatch and book boxes. It is possible that, withthe addition of a consecrated altar stone, they may have served as portable altars.
Content: In this box is laid: Catholic church, Roman. Liturgy and ritual. Missal. [Missale romanum] [Nuremberg, 1484]
Content: Kup, K. A fifteenth-century cofferet. (In: Renaissance news. New York. v. 9 (1956) p. 14-19) Kup, K. Notes on a fifteenth-century cofferet. (In: The Connoisseur. London. v. 140 (1957) p. 62-66)
Content: Leather covered wooden box bound with metal straps; fittedwith lock and with lugs at sides to hold a carrying strap;lid slightly vaulted; bottom largely restored. Probably made in Paris between 1480 and 1520.
Content: Woodcut (Schreiber 750) of the Almighty Enthroned, hand colored, pasted inside lid, had appeared in the Verdun missal printed by Jean Du Pré in Paris in 1481.
Physical Description
Extent: 29 x 20 x 11 cm. in case 36 cm
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16833845
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6bdc120-c54a-012f-30f9-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1490: Issued
  • 2023: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1490. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8903a2e0-d119-a4f2-e040-e00a18067b9b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8903a2e0-d119-a4f2-e040-e00a18067b9b

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1490). Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8903a2e0-d119-a4f2-e040-e00a18067b9b

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Missal box with woodcut of God Almighty inside lid