Palermo, Palace of the Normans 

Box

11th 12th century

 

    Box with geometric ivory, ebony and mastic inlays (concentric squares and octagons). Of parallelepiped shape, with cut-pyramidal cover, this typology is also present in Spain.

Dimensions of the object
34 x 22 cm to base and 17 x 9 cm in the top cut. Height of the parallelepiped base: 22 cm

Bibliography
- "L'et normanna e sveva in Sicilia", catalogo della mostra a Palazzo dei Normanni a Palermo, organizzata dall'Assemblea Regionale Siciliana, Palermo, 1994.
- F. Gabrieli U. Scerrato Gli Arabi in Italia, Milano 1979
 

Location
Palermo, Tesoro della Cappella Palatina, Palazzo dei Normanni

Photography
G. Cappellani