Casket; silver; circular with domed cover; engraved; surface of body and dome divided into sixteen panels, with flat and concave faces; 'flat' panel decoration includes: vases, vines and birds; fluted panels undecorated, those on body contain standing female figures under arches (eight of the nine muses); they are, to the right of the hasp, reading counter-clockwise: Urania, with a globe; Melpomene, with a Heraclean club and a mask; Clio, with a book and a caspa with scrolls; Polyhymnia, with a small mask; Terpsichore, with a lyre; Euterpe, with a double flute; Thalia, with a Dionysiac pedum and comic mask; and Calliope, with a scroll; top of dome: medallion containing female figures seated in landscape setting. Restored: interior fitted for five vessels - four identical silver canisters and one silver flask.
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