The Master of the Boar
(Swiss, Chur, 14th century)
3.75 x 6.25 x 3.5 in
9.53 x 15.88 x 8.89 cm
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
This box is decorated in a style typical of 14th-century Swiss leatherwork, including the embossed animal and foliate motifs. It probably held important documents or small objects, protected from theft or tampering by the fox and dragon—two symbols of the devil—aside the lock.