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Child"s rocking cradle
Child's rocking cradle, wooden, painted with biblical scenes
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Work Type
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Date
1500-1650
Location
Germany
Europe
Measurements
overall: 645 mm x 1010 mm x 565 mm, 9 kg
Description
Child's rocking cradle, wooden, painted with biblical scenes, 16th or early 17th century
Richly illustrated biblical scenes adorn this rocking cradle. It was almost certainly created for a wealthy or important infant. The initials H. D. are presumably the child"s. They are carved out of the base and also painted into a shield at the head end of the crib. The cradle is made of wood and is ornately carved with foliage and birds. It also features angels on the foot end overlooking the child.
A biblical scene is painted on each of the four faces. One shows Saul expelling David. The others are possibly scenes from King David"s reign. At best, most infants had simple wooden cribs. This child was lucky enough or wealthy enough to have a custom-carved deluxe model.
Richly illustrated biblical scenes adorn this rocking cradle. It was almost certainly created for a wealthy or important infant. The initials H. D. are presumably the child"s. They are carved out of the base and also painted into a shield at the head end of the crib. The cradle is made of wood and is ornately carved with foliage and birds. It also features angels on the foot end overlooking the child.
A biblical scene is painted on each of the four faces. One shows Saul expelling David. The others are possibly scenes from King David"s reign. At best, most infants had simple wooden cribs. This child was lucky enough or wealthy enough to have a custom-carved deluxe model.
Accession Number
Subject
cradle
ID Number
co120739
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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