The Work

This box of enameled metal is very small. The main panel on top shows an image of Christ reigning in majesty in Heaven, surrounded by angels, and below that we see a scene of the Crucifixion, with Christ and the saints. The rest of the box shows images of angels. The religious decoration suggests that this box was used for keeping a rosary or a small prayer book. The upper part of the lid suggests the form of a crown, but this probably refers to Christ, rather than to the person who had commissioned the box.

French embassy