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Mount for Purse or Escarcelle

c. 1559

workshop of Diego de Çaias

(Spanish, 1535–1560)
Overall: 19 x 13.9 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
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This object served as a frame for a mounted leather or cloth purse. Worn by men at the waist, such purses were attached by means of a suspension swivel. The handsome gold inlay depicting hunting and military scenes includes the inscription ALFONSVS ESTENSIS, as well as a coat-of-arms that identifies the owner as Alfonso II d'Este, created Duke of Ferrara in 1559.
Mount for Purse or Escarcelle

Mount for Purse or Escarcelle

c. 1559

Diego de Çaias

(Spanish, 1535–1560)
Spain, 16th century

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