COFFRET WOODCUT SAINT ROCH
Wood covered in leather, flat lid with tooled leather, reinforced by three iron fittings, hinges, a lock the interior lined in green, side loops, no cushion (180 x 260 x 110 mm.)
Woodcut, Saint Roch (234 x 67 mm.), xylographic text of a suffrage to Saint Roch
This is an interesting example, not only because of the rare image of Saint Roch, who protected against the plague, and the accompanying prayer, but also because of the typology of the Coffer, which is distinctive from others in the group and includes tooled leather covered with fittings and no extra compartment. The saint is shown here with the dog that miraculously brought him water and licked his wounds while in the wilderness and against the background of a town that may be Montpelier.