Museo Galileo
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Box for mathematical instruments
    • Setting:
      Room VI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      17th cent.
    • Materials:
      box: red leather with gilt tooling; instruments: brass
    • Dimensions:
      height (closed) 250 mm, width 100 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Box for mathematical instruments (Inv. 672)

Set of instruments, housed in a square box, covered in red leather with gilt friezes and lined in red. The lid is connected to the box by a red tasseled cord running through two pairs of small brass rings. The inside is divided into nineteen compartments that now contain thirteen items, all made of brass: various drawing devices, a pair of small knives, and proportional compasses. Provenance: Medici collections.