The present casket is a fine example of the micromosaic furniture that flourished in Nasrid in Granada throughout the 16th and part of the 17th century. The inlay is often made up of polygonal tessarae of bone, ivory and woods of contrasting color arranged in geometrical patterns.
A closely related example is a 16th century chest attributed to Barcelona in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, New York. In both examples the inlaid geometrical designs are related to the cellulated patterns on the 15th century Mudéjar carpets.
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