A tortoise wedding casket

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Spanish colonial, Mexico
17th century
Tortoise shell, Engraved silver
18.5 x 25.5 x 12 cm

The casket is of rectangular shape and has a hinged convex lid with engraved silver mounts, clasp lock, engraved small panels, fittings, handles to the sides and on top of the lid. The casket stands on tendril-shaped feet. The casket is engraved to the interior.

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