alloy casket known as 'The Liberal Arts Casket'
casket with hinged and hipped roof. It is made from copper alloy plaques
soldered together which are decorated by engraving, champlevé,
enamelling and gilding. The roof is decorated with foliage. The box
sides are decorated with six medallions containing personifications
of the Liberal Arts plus Philosophy and Nature; each figure is identified
by a Latin inscription. This view shows Grammar, a woman with her
boy pupil and (right) Rhetoric and Music.
Dimensions: H.61, L.101, D.53mm
Stratford, N., 1984. in G. Zarnecki, J. Holt, and T. Holland, English
Romanesque Art, (Arts Council of Great Britain) 270-1, 287
Location and accession details
London Victoria and Albert Museum, M.7955.1862
© Victoria and Albert Museum)