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Strong Box And Key (possibly Spain), probably 16th century

This is a Strong box and key. It is dated probably 16th century and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is steel, engraved. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13 x 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Strong Box And Key (possibly Spain), probably 16th century; steel, engraved; H x W x D: 13 x 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-45-24-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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