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What is this?

Small case for six implements, stamped leather with scrolled decoration in gold. Case consists of two parts, body and lid, held together with a cord.

This is a traveling set and case from Italy. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1985. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

mother-of-pearl, steel, leather, gilding, cotton cord

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 9.8 x W: 4.3 (3 7/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering

This object is the first item in a set that contains 7 objects.

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