Cylindrical pyxis made of ivory and
decorated by medieval-inspired
figurative scenes of painted armed knights in
procession, underneath decorated by the crest of
the city of Ghent. Inside the lid, conversation
scene between the holy figure of a bearded man
being tempted by the graces of a beautifully clad
damsel (temptations of Saint Anthony?)
Flat lid attached to the main body by
hinges of gilded copper alloy.
Possibly of Sicilian manufacture.