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Casket. Workshop of the Embriachi family, Venice, about 1400-1430 bone, wood and horn. The main panels are carved with episodes from the story of the life of Paris of Troy; the upper row with Virtues. Caskets like this were often made for marriages, to hold gifts for the bride.

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Casket.  Workshop of the Embriachi family, Venice, about 1400-1430 bone, wood and horn.  The main panels are carved with episodes from the story of the life of Paris of Troy; the upper row with Virtues.  Caskets like this were often made for marriages, to hold gifts for the bride.