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Knife inscribed with musical notation and prayers of Grace and Benediction

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1550

Steel blade with engraved (and gilded?) decoration; ivory handle with engraved decoration

1 3/16 x 11 1/8 inches (3 x 28.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 357, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum Funds from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930

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The blade of this bread knife is engraved with musical notations and the words of the Benediction.

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