Boxwood knife sheath

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Origin
Netherlands
Material
Boxwood
Dimensions
20.5 cm

Description

The sheath is richly carved with depictions from the old and new testament on the front and the back. The two sides are carved with ten apostles.

The sheath is dated on the left side 1592. On the right side WJW has been carved. Originally this would have been WGW, probably this meant “Wie Gott Will” as god wishes.This shealth can be compared with: J. van Trigt, Cutlery from gothic to art deco, The J. Hollander collection, p. 93, 2003.

 

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