Hexagonal Salt, painted with the Weaknesses of Wise Men by Unknown Artist

Limoges salt depicting Adam and Eve beside the tree of knowledge, Delilah about to cut Samson's hair, Solomon turned to idolatry, Virgil tricked by the Emperor's daughter, Campaspe riding the philosopher Aristotle, and Jael killing the warrior Sisera.

Details

Medium:
Enamels and gold on copper
Dimensions:
7 x 9 cm
Acquired in:
1996
Presented by:
Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection through The Art Fund

Part of a gift to five museums by Richmond Inglis Cochrane through the Art Fund between 1995 and 1997.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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