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  • Description

    Hunting calendar; brass; formed of eight hinged leaves, each engraved on both sides; one side all leaves divided by horizontal furrows filled with red wax; above these are rows of numbers and above those the name of the particular kind of game, object to record on the waxed line the number shot; animals include wolf, bear, boar, deer and rabbit; seventh and eight leaves with names of dogs; other side: leaf one has sun's rising and setting and length of day and night for each week; leaf eight has the number of months with the number of days in each; remaining six each have four pair of deer with, below, a scale of hundredweights and pounds; inscribed.


  • Date

    • 1600-1620 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.6 centimetres
    • Width: 59.5 centimetres (unfolded)
    • Depth: 2 centimetres (folded)
    • Length: 20 centimetres (each panel)
    • Width: 7.1 centimetres (each panel)
    • Weight: 1605 grammes
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Language

  • Curator's comments

    Provenance: None is recorded.

    Bibliography: Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 228 fig..34; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.228.


  • Bibliography

    • Read 1902 228 bibliographic details
    • Dalton 1927 228 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G2a/dc1

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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