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Re: The Hermit

The cassone in question seems to be a commentary of the the empty Dowry fund 'Monte della Doti' The Mountain of debt (the mountain in the boat) has a gilded cage upon it. Deposit made at 5yrs held for 15 years, by 1440 the fund was deeply in debt and the husband had trouble getting the Dowry after m...

Re: The Moon

To add.. it was a gift to the Metropolitian Art Museum by J Pierpont Morgan in 1917.
It is Carolingian, or more correctly Frankish. The site said it was found in France, my book says Northern Italy, I guess the boundary in the 9th century was blurred.

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